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Scholars post another solid semester at Rock Valley College

Rockford Promise Scholars continue to excel at Rock Valley College. There were 47 students at RVC in the first semester receiving Rockford Promise scholarships and they had a cumulative GPA of 3.11. Thirty-one of the students had a GPA of 3.0 or higher and nine had perfect 4.0s. The Rockford Promise-Rock Valley College partnership has…

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Donor Profile: Promise growth is ‘remarkable’ to former educator

Former Rockford Lutheran teacher Jane Austin already knew about Rockford Promise when Elaine Breck, the organization’s first executive director, approached her about supporting Rockford Promise in some way. “I used to live in Kalamazoo (Michigan), which is where the first Promise program started,” Austin said. Breck was hoping that Austin and the group she focused…

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Rockford Promise celebrates record number of graduates

This past weekend was a big one for Rockford Promise and its Scholars. Twenty-two Scholars completed either two-year or four-year degrees at Rock Valley College, Rockford University and Northern Illinois University. The record number of graduates adds to the growing list of Rockford Promise success stories. Since Rockford Promise began investing in full two-year or…

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Applications for Rock Valley College scholarships soar 43%

ROCKFORD – Rockford Promise received 160 applications for its scholarships to attend Rock Valley College (RVC) for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is up from the 112 applications received in 2021 for the RVC scholarship – a 43% increase. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship program transforming the lives of students, their families and neighborhoods…

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