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Rockford Promise Scholarship Applications Double for Rockford University

Rockford, IL – This year, Rockford Promise is seeing more than double the number of applications for one of it’s partner institutions – a sign that interest in the program continues to grow.  The number of Rockford Promise applications to Rockford University this year increased by 115 percent compared with 2021, with 41 RPS 205…

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Rockford’s newest corporate partner invests in Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD – In early November, Hard Rock International, which operates nearly 250 venues in 69 countries, donated $25,000 to Rockford Promise. Hard Rock this month opened Rockford’s first casino in the old Giovanni’s building. That location is temporary until a larger, full-service casino is built on East State Street where the Clock Tower Resort used…

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Rockford community organizations collaborate to increase educational aspirations

ROCKFORD – Today, Rockford Promise announced its partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). Rockford Promise received a $173,000 donation from CFNIL fully-funding the 2021 cohort of Rockford Promise Scholars attending Rock Valley College. CFNIL also is supporting Scholar success by helping underwrite programs, recruit mentors, provide training, and more in support of…

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NPR: Promise Scholarship Covers Tuition and Fees for 100 Rockford Students in First Year

Northern Public Radio, By: Peter Medlin To listen and/or read the full story, please visit: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2021-09-10/promise-scholarship-covers-tuition-and-fees-for-100-rockford-students-in-first-year The college admissions process is complicated. It’s even trickier to maneuver miles of scholarship applications and financial aid packages when you’re learning remotely thanks to a global pandemic. “It was a big mess to actually kind of dig through…

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Back-to-School Perspective: The Promise

By Susan Fumo, Board President This fall the City of Rockford is celebrating back to school in a big way. One hundred and fifty Rockford Public School Students will start college with full-tuition scholarships thanks to Rockford Promise. Rockford Promise is a non-profit organization that partners with Rockford Public Schools, the City of Rockford, Northern…

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Record Number of Scholarship Applications Point to Popularity, Potential of Program

Rockford Promise closes 2021-22 scholarship process; numbers exceed expectations Rockford, IL; March 2, 2021: Rockford Promise recently closed its application process for the 2021-2022 academic with a record number of 284 Rockford Public Schools seniors applying for scholarships to at least one of three institutions including Rock Valley College, Rockford University and Northern Illinois University.…

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A Winter Update from Rockford Promise

Read our latest news! Rockford Promise is hard at work. Take a look at our most recent announcements and accomplishments, hear from one of our donors and our Executive Director, and help us celebrate our most recent graduates.

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Rockford Promise receives 2021 Community Arts Access Grant

Rockford Promise is 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 of $2,316, Promise Scholars will have the opportunity to create a children’s book, “The Untold Adventures of Promise Scholars”. The book will be aimed at teaching…

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Rockford Promise Scholars explore “green” opportunities

New Year’s Day was spent volunteering at Flora Prairie Nature Preserve. Rockford Promise Executive Director, Dr. Tasha Davis, Rock Valley College Scholar Carla Peoples, and Rockford University Scholar Aldo Sapien started off the New Year being “green” by cutting out invasive plants to help conserve natural resources at the preserve. Rockford Promise and Boone County…

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