APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Rockford Promise scholarships are currently available for students who have attended four years of high school at Rockford Public Schools, will graduate in 2022, and plan to attend school at one of our college partners, currently Rockford University, Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University.
The scholarships are competitive, and require admission to the selected institution. You also must meet the requirements shown on the application before you submit your application. Any applications that have not met all of the requirements will not be considered.

The amount of scholarship received is determined by the tuition balance that remains AFTER state, federal and tuition-specific institutional aid are subtracted.

To apply for a Rock Valley College scholarship, you must:

• Have attended a Rockford Public School for all four years of high school and are eligible to graduate from a Rockford Public School in 2022.
• Have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2022, and have listed Rock Valley College to receive your FAFSA information (College Code: 001747)
• Have an overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
• Have applied to Rock Valley College by March 1, 2022

To apply for a Rockford University scholarship, you must:

• Have attended a Rockford Public School for all four years of high school and are eligible to graduate from a Rockford Public School in 2022.
• Have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 7, 2022, and have listed Rockford University to receive your FAFSA information (School Code: 001748)
• Have an overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
• Have an SAT score of 1100 or better
• Be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP).
• Have applied to Rockford University by January 7, 2022

To apply for a Northern Illinois University scholarship, you must:

• Be a resident within the city boundaries of Rockford (i.e., not township, county or other municipality). To check your address, please look up your most recent tax bill to see if ''City of Rockford'' is listed on the Taxing Bodies. Tax bills can be searched by address on the Winnebago County Treasurer's website, http://treasurer.wincoil.us/.
• Have attended a Rockford Public School for all four years of high school and are eligible to graduate from a Rockford Public School in 2022.
• Have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid by February 1, 2022, and have listed Northern Illinois University to receive your FAFSA information (School Code: 001737)
• Have an overall weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, based on a 4.0 scale
• Have applied to Northern Illinois University by February 1, 2022. For additional information, visit: https://www.niu.edu/financial-aid/grants/rockford-promise/index.shtml

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Click one of the links below to apply for a Rockford Promise scholarship before the deadline listed below. Once we've reached the deadline, all students who meet the requirements will be contacted to schedule an interview.

ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE

We will be accepting scholarship applications between October 1, 2021 and March 1, 2022.

ROCKFORD UNIVERSITY

We will be accepting scholarship applications between October 1, 2021 and January 7, 2022.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

We will be accepting scholarship applications between October 1, 2021 and February 1, 2022