the promise of education will help transform lives, families, neighborhoods, and our community. join us.


We enhance economic vitality in the Rockford region by providing access to post-secondary education for all RPS graduates. We remove financial barriers by offering full-tuition scholarships and providing support to enhance student success to degree or program completion.  We are a 501(c)3 and contributions are fully tax-deductible. 


A community commitment to a location-based scholarship program like the Rockford Promise will both dramatically improve the lives of students and will increase local property values.
— Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools