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 open on December 1st, 2019! If you are interested in applying for our scholarship please complete the interest form below so that we can contact you when it becomes available:

Find a list of our frequently asked questions here.