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GraduateThe Richmond African American Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to support post-secondary educational scholarships to qualifying college bound African American students of public schools in the City of Richmond. Only five students are chosen each year to receive a $2,000 RAASF Award.  Scholarships are to be used by the student to assist in some of the expenses associated with attending college.


  • Current African-American Richmond City high school senior in good standing
  • Cumulative Grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Entering first year of study at a 4 or 5 year Accredited Institution
  • Enrolled in full-time curriculum
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree


Criteria for Awarding Scholarships

  • Academic Achievement
  • Personal Statement
  • Civic and Community Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Extracurricular Activities/Employment
  • Financial Need

RAASF Application

Click here to apply for the Richmond African American Scholarship Fund Award