''Receiving the Rockford Promise scholarship is a huge honor. I am so grateful to be given the opportunity to grow academically and socially in the community that built who I am today. Thank you to the Rockford Promise organization for believing in me and my ability to make a change in our wonderful community.''
''Before earning this scholarship my plan was to move to California where I would attend college and enjoy the nice weather. However, after I received the scholarship I have decided to stay local and attend Rock Valley College so that I can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. This scholarship means that my family and I will not have to worry about the burden of paying tuition, a weight lifted off both our shoulders. I will use my education to not only thrive in my future career, but to also show how hard word and dedication truly pays off.''
''Receiving the full tuition Rockford Promise Scholarship is a blessing that gave me that extra push that I needed to keep going while helping me realize how proud I am to be a part of the 815 community. I have always dreamed of pursuing a career in the medical field helping infants and/or adolescents, which is why I hope to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. I will be the first in my immediate family to start and finish a degree in the medical field, and I hope to make them and myself proud. My eventual goal is to own a child outreach program for less fortunate children so I can give them the hope and opportunity that Rockford Promise has given to me! Thank you!''