Meet our 2016 Rockford Promise Scholarship Recipients:

Jennifer Rosales (Jefferson High School '2016) will study nursing at Rockford University thanks to her scholarship from Rockford Promise. Check out her story and thanks for subscribing!
Alondra Torres will be the first in her family to attend college thanks to her scholarship from Rockford Promise. Check out her story and thanks for subscribing!
Erica Bibalou (East High School '16) is kicking off her goal to be an entrepreneur at Rock Valley College thanks to a Rockford Promise Scholarship. Check it out and thanks for subscribing!
"Jimmy" Boliboun (East High School '2016) went from not speaking English to being in the Top 25 of his class and is now an RVC Eagle thanks to a scholarship from Rockford Promise. Check it out and thanks for subscribing!
Victoria Zwicky-Reed (East High School '2016) hopes to earn a business degree and open her own beauty salon. She's attending Rock Valley College thanks to a Rockford Promise scholarship.

Support from Community Leaders for Rockford Promise:

Tom-McNamara

Tom McNamara

Mayor
City of Rockford

 

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Ehren Jarrett

Superintendent
Rockford Public Schools

"I fully support the idea of a Rockford Promise. I believe a community commitment to a location-based scholarship program like the Rockford Promise would both dramatically improve the lives of students and increase local property values.

 

Litesa Wallace

State Representative
67th Distric of Illinois

“Every student deserves access to higher education and the opportunity to fulfill their career potential. Rockford Promise is an important step forward toward achieving that goal in Rockford.”

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Dr. Karen Walker

Director of Student Success and Retention
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Education
Rockford University

“Participation in higher education is crucial for the success of our next generations. Rockford Promise removes the financial barriers that often make it difficult, if not impossible, for local students to experience the benefits of having a college education. Marian Wright Edelman said, ‘Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it’. The entire Rockford community benefits when local students achieve increased levels of education”.

 

 
 
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Einar Forsman

President & CEO
Rockford Chamber of Commerce

"Rockford Promise has the potential to have a positive impact on the City of Rockford far beyond what one can imagine."

 
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