Students at Kennedy High are experiencing support in finishing their financing and Richmond Promise applications (photo thanks to Richmond Promise).

As important deadlines loom, the Richmond Promise team has been working overtime to guarantee high school seniors who live in the area plus North Richmond have help in writing their school funding and scholarship applications.

By Thursday, March 2, high schools seniors needing to receive around $1,500 annually in free money to attend a 2 or College college or university need to have completed their California Dream Act Application.?

That form and Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must completed for college kids to have Richmond Promise scholarships.

The deadline for submitting Richmond Promise applications is Friday, March 10.

Students who haven’t even begun this process continue to have time when they take action now. Identified help. The Richmond Promise team is holding drop-in workshops with the 450 Richmond?Civic Center Computer Lab, 450 Civic Center Plaza, today and then where students can receive one-on-one assistance in filling in their forms.

Help will likely be offered by laptop computer Lab from three p.m. to 7 p.m. on these dates: March 1, 2, 7, 9, 10.

Along with $1,500 per year for college, the Richmond Promise scholarship program comes with a support system that guides students over the educational funding application process. Its longterm goal is to produce the program sustainable in order to ultimately inspire a college-going culture in Richmond.

The Richmond Promise appeared possible by way of a $35 million grant from Chevron, that is part of a $90 million community benefits agreement attached to the upcoming $1 billion modernization with the Richmond Refinery.