The Scholarship Application

The Richmond Promise Scholarship is a $1,500 college scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years, with an additional 2 years available for students who want to petition for extra funding . Students may attend a 2-year or 4-year college, and/or pursue a Career Technical Education Certificate at any not-for-profit institution in the United States. 

To be eligible for the Richmond Promise Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a resident of the City of Richmond, North Richmond, or Point Richmond (i.e. have a Richmond home address)
  2. Have graduated from an eligible high school within the West Contra Costa Unified School District boundary area or received your GED/high school equivalency this academic year or the year prior
  3. Have attended an eligible high school at least 9th-12th grade consecutively
  4. Complete the FAFSA/Dream Act by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline (unless not AB 540 eligible)
  5. Submit a Richmond Promise Scholarship application by the application deadline

Our 2019-2020 Richmond Promise Scholarship will be open from December 1st, 2019 – March 14th, 2020! If you are interested in applying for our scholarship please click on the  link below so that we can contact you when it becomes available:

Find a list of our frequently asked questions here.