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.

$ 1,000,000

RAISED TO DATE

800

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

$ 131.81

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED

76

ACTIVE PROMISE SCHOLARS

FEATURED SCHOLARS

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4 days ago

Rockford Promise

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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1 week ago

Rockford Promise

Grant received!

We are honored to have been selected by the Rockford Area Arts Council as one of the recipients of the 2021 Community Arts Access Grant. With this grant Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to create a children's book, The Untold Adventures of Promise Scholars. Two of our artistically talented Scholars, Diana Sanchez-Arrieta and Mariana Rosales, will be the illustrators. The book will be aimed at teaching fourth-grade students the importance of overcoming economic and social barriers to achieve higher education.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members.
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Grant received! 

We are honored to have been selected by the Rockford Area Arts Council as one of the recipients of the 2021 Community Arts Access Grant. With this grant Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to create a childrens book, The Untold Adventures of Promise Scholars. Two of our artistically talented Scholars, Diana Sanchez-Arrieta and Mariana Rosales, will be the illustrators. The book will be aimed at teaching fourth-grade students the importance of overcoming economic and social barriers to achieve higher education.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council which receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members.Image attachment

1 week ago

Rockford Promise

Rockford Promise Scholars at Rock Valley College, you did great last semester!! Over 671 credit hours completed, and 78% of grades received in these classes were an A or B!! In the midst of a pandemic! Wow... Way to go! ... See MoreSee Less

Rockford Promise Scholars at Rock Valley College, you did great last semester!!  Over 671 credit hours completed, and 78% of grades received in these classes were an A or B!!  In the midst of a pandemic!  Wow... Way to go!

2 weeks ago

Rockford Promise

163 RPS Students have applied for the NIU Rockford Promise! All applications are due by Feb 1. ... See MoreSee Less

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Only RPS205 seniors apply prior to Feb. 1, 2021. Juniors should apply after Oct. 1, 2021.

Do seniors only apply by this Feb. 1st deadline or do juniors apply too?

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