Richmond Promise aims to help fund students for college

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- Students in Richmond are being promised a college scholarship. All they have to do is graduate from high school.

ABC7 News was at Kennedy High School as students filled out an application for the new Richmond Promise program.

It guarantees scholarships of up to $1,500 a year to every Richmond student getting a high school diploma.

"It helps students if they understand at a very young age that paying for college may not be the obstacle that they think it is. And they are more focused in believing that they can achieve a college education," Bill Lindsay, Richmond City Manager.

The money can be used for a community college or a university.

Richmond Promise is being funded by a $35 million investment from Chevron.
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