''It is such an honor to be among the students that receive the Rockford Promise Scholarship. I'm a refugee student from East High School and now I'm progressing toward my greater goal of becoming an Engineer. Finances were the one thing that kept me worrying about my future but with the help of the Rockford Promise Scholarship, now I can concentrate more on my education. In the future, I hope I could be there for others just as Rockford Promise has been there for me. Thank you.''