CCC Foundation partners with Richmond Promise to boost scholarships

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The Student Administration Building at the Contra Costa College campus at 2600 Mission Bell Dr. in San Pablo.

The Contra Costa College Foundation (CCC Foundation) recently announced a new partnership with the Richmond Promise that will provide an additional $2,000 to 15 Richmond Promise scholars who will attend CCC fulltime in 2022-23 — on top of the $1,500 the students already receive as part of the Richmond Promise.

“We are excited to help these scholars thrive here,” CCC Foundation announced in its June newsletter.

The CCC Foundation encourages the community to donate toward its efforts to support local students here.

The Richmond Promise aims to build a college graduating culture in Richmond, in part by providing $1,500 per year for up to four years to graduating high school seniors from Richmond and North Richmond who will attend a two-or-four-year college and/or Career Technical Education Certificate at any U.S. not-for-profit institution. Along with the scholarships, Richmond Promise scholars are provided with resources and guidance before, during and up till college graduation. 

The program is made possible via a 10-year, $35 million investment from Chevron Richmond.

Currently, over 1,900 Richmond Promise scholars are attending 220 colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

To learn more about the Richmond Promise, go here.