Richmond Promise Announces Launch of 2018-2019 Scholarship

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(Richmond, California) The Richmond Promise is excited to announce the opening of the 2018-2019 Richmond Promise Scholarship application on October 1, 2018.


The Richmond Promise Scholarship is an up-to $1,500 college scholarship, with renewal up to 4 years. The Richmond Promise is proud to support multiple pathways to college and career for students. Scholars can use their scholarship dollars at any not-for-profit 2-year, 4-year college, or pursue a Career Technical School anywhere in the United States. Richmond Promise dollars will first go to the college to cover any financial gap in tuition cost. The remainder of the scholarship will go directly to the student to be used for other school expenses, such as books and housing.


This year’s scholarship will welcome the 4th class of Richmond Promise Scholars. Since 2016, 3 cohorts of scholarships have been awarded to over 900 Scholars, who are currently attending and representing Richmond at 90+ colleges and universities nationwide. Scholars receive additional support from the Richmond Promise team throughout their higher education journey to ensure they make it to graduation. The scholarship application closes March 8.


“We look forward to welcoming the largest cohort of students yet into the Richmond Promise family this year. The Scholarship is one of the first steps on our students’ journey to college success with the Promise. I want our students to know that their community supports them and is invested in their success!”  – Jessie Stewart, Executive Director


The Richmond Promise is a community-wide college success initiative created to build a college going and graduating culture throughout the city of Richmond. The Richmond Promise was created with the belief that all Richmond students should have the opportunity to develop their skills and reach their full potential, regardless of race, income level, or personal background. Through a college scholarship, collaborative cross-sector partnerships, and supportive programming, the Richmond Promise aims to ensure all students in Richmond excel to and through higher education, reach their career goals, and become change-making leaders in the Richmond community.


For more inquiries about the scholarship or any of our program work, please contact Grace Peter at


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