ROCKFORD PROMISE

What if we could promise every graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 the encouragement, mentorship and financial support necessary to earn a college degree?

Every student would have a path to post-secondary education.

Potential residents would enthusiastically choose our community because of the opportunities for their kids.

Businesses would want to locate here because of the availability of a talented workforce.

That’s the vision of Rockford Promise, a non-profit 501(c)(3) location-based scholarship program modeled after promise programs around the nation.

$ 800,000

RAISED TO DATE

800

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

$ 131.81

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED

65

ACTIVE PROMISE SCHOLARS

FEATURED SCHOLAR

OSCAR NIETO-PEREZ

Oscar Nieto -Perez graduated from Auburn high school is 2017. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school. With the help of a Rockford Promise scholarship, he’ll be the first to earn a college degree. This May, he’ll graduate from Rock Valley College with an associate’s degree but that won’t be the end of his higher education journey.