''To be a Rockford Promise recipient is to be a motivated well rounded student seeking higher education to better their future. College has always been a goal of mine, and I have always known I want to use it to better my future. However, I have always been worried about the price. The Rockford Promise scholarship helped me secure my future without having money as the biggest factor in indicating that. Thank you to all who helped make this possible, this changes what my college experience will be.''