The Scholarship

The cornerstone of the Richmond Promise is an up-to $1,500 college scholarship, with renewal up to 4 years. 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. The Promise also serves as a powerful incentive and resource hub for students leveraging multiple sources of financial aid. Completion of the FAFSA or Dream Act application is a prerequisite for eligibility, ensuring that our scholars receive the college funding they need and deserve.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a resident of the City of Richmond, North Richmond or Point Richmond (i.e. have a Richmond home address)
  • 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
  • Have attended an eligible high school at least 9th-12th grade consecutively
  • Complete the FAFSA/Dream Act by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline (unless not AB 540 eligible)
  • Submit a Richmond Promise Scholarship application by the application deadline

Learn more and apply for this year’s scholarship here!

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