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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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Record number of Rockford Promise Scholars earn Rockford University honors

A record number of Rockford Promise Scholars earned recognition for academic performance and were included on Rockford University’s honors list for the fall semester. In the fall, eight Rockford Promise Scholars made Rockford University’s Distinguished Scholar List. To make that list, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and earned a 3.75 grade…

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Growing Number of Rockford Promise Scholars Earn RVC Honors

A record number of Rockford Promise Scholars earned recognition for academic performance and were included on Rock Valley College’s (RVC) honors lists for the fall semester. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship organization transforming the lives of students, their families, and neighborhoods by providing full-tuition scholarships to outstanding Rockford Public School District #205 (RPS) students…

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Rockford Promise adds three board members

Rockford, IL – Rockford Promise, a scholarship organization transforming the lives of students, their families and neighborhoods while serving as a powerful economic driver for our community, added three Rockford professionals to its board of directors. * Scot Dobbs, president of Summit CPA Group. Scot is a Guilford graduate who earned his associate’s degree from…

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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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Rockford Promise Fundraiser Events

Raise the Roof 2021

– Rockford Promise’s premiere annual fundraiser – Join Rockford Promise for a night under the stars to raise funds for Scholar support for over 140 students at Rockford University, Rock Valley College, and Northern Illinois University! This celebration features a “Hollywood Stars” atmosphere with performers and games, open-air dining under the stars, dancing on the…

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“FORE the PROMISE” 2022

Golf Outing for Rockford Promise Join Rockford Promise for our third annual golf outing to benefit our Scholars! WHEN:Friday, June 24, 2022Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. WHERE:Aldeen Golf Course1902 Reid Farm Rd. TICKETS:$125 per golfer$500 for a foursome$650 foursome, plus a hole sponsorship!* Includes cart, greens fees, and lunch.  Purchase tickets through our Event Website.

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Scholarship Application News

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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