Richmond Promise New Scholar Application

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This application is for NEW Richmond Promise Scholarship Applicants ONLY. If you are currently receiving the Richmond Promise Scholarship or received it in the past, DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION. Instead, please contact us with your questions about how to renew your scholarship.

About the Scholarship:

The Richmond Promise Scholarship is a $1,500 college scholarship, renewable for up to 4 years, with a possible additional 2 years available for students who want to petition for extra funding. Recipients can use the scholarship to pursue a Career Technical Education Certificate, Associates or Bachelor's Degree at any not-for-profit institution in the United States. 

To be eligible for the Richmond Promise Scholarship, you must:
  • Be a resident of the City of Richmond or unincorporated North Richmond (i.e. have a Richmond home address)
  • Have graduated or will graduate from an eligible high school within the West Contra Costa Unified School District boundary area or received your GED/high school equivalency in 2021, 2022 or 2023
  • Have attended an eligible high school at least 9th-12th grade consecutively
  • Be under 24 years old
  • 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


Email or text the Student Hotline at 510-230-0422. Someone will respond to you as soon as they can!

If you already started an application and saved your progress, use this link to resume your application: 

Are you eligible? Let's find out!

Eligibility Information

This application is for NEW scholarship applicants ONLY. Please stop here.

If you are a current Scholar or are not sure if you were awarded the scholarship in the past, please contact the Richmond Promise Team for information about your current status.

Text: 510-230-0422 or 844-989-3700 (no calls)