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Down some hamburgers for Rockford Promise

Tuesday, Aug. 30, satisfy your hamburger cravings at Stockyard Burger Bar On Tuesday, Aug. 30, you can enjoy one of the five best burger joints in Rockford – according to Yelp.com – when Stockyard Burger Bar hosts a Rockford Promise day. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the principals…

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Party at Lino’s to support Rockford Promise

Friday, Aug. 26, hang out with Northern Illinois University alums Lino’s, long one of Rockford’s favorite restaurants, holds special events every Friday called “Fridays in the 14th Ward.” Friday, August 26, all proceeds from the event go to Rockford Promise and the NIU Rockford Alumni Club! This weekly party begins at 5:30 p.m. and features:…

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Dickerson & Nieman donates $10k to Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD – Dickerson & Nieman, one of the Rock River Valley’s largest real estate companies, donated $10,000 to Rockford Promise. It is the second time Dickerson & Nieman has contributed to the Rockford Promise cause. The first gift was in 2019. The funding comes from donations from the organization’s more than 130 real estate professionals.…

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Rock Valley College welcomes 21 Rockford Promise Scholars in fall

Promise Scholars have average GPA of 3.16 at RVC since 2016 Rockford, IL – Rockford Promise announced 21 new recipients of full-tuition scholarships to attend Rock Valley College (RVC) beginning in the fall of 2022. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship program transforming the lives of students, their families and neighborhoods by providing full-tuition scholarships…

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Record Grant to Rockford Promise Supports Scholar Success

JUNE 29, 2002: Rockford, IL – Rockford Promise is taking a major step toward its goal of becoming a fully-funded and fully-staffed Promise program. The organization is receiving a nearly $400,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), which will significantly help meet the academic, personal, and emotional needs of its rapidly growing…

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First NIU cohort has strong freshman year

ROCKFORD – A groundbreaking agreement between the City of Rockford, Northern Illinois University and Rockford Promise allowed 98 Rockford Public Schools graduates to attend NIU tuition free in 2021-2022. It was the first year of a multi-year commitment by the city of Rockford to donate $1.5 million to fund the scholarships. According to a report…

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Rockford Public Schools makes major investment in Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD – The Rockford School Board on Tuesday approved contributing $100,000 a year to Rockford Promise to help the organization support our rapidly expanding roster of students at Rock Valley College, Rockford University and Northern Illinois University. Since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Rockford Promise has been raising funds to give full-tuition scholarships…

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Rockford University welcomes its largest Rockford Promise class in fall

Rockford Promise announced eight new recipients of full four-year tuition scholarships to attend Rockford University (RU) beginning in the fall of 2022. It is the largest RU cohort yet since Rockford Promise and Rockford’s 175-year old university began collaborating in 2016. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship program transforming the lives of students, their families…

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Rockford Promise introduces record number of new scholars

Today, Rockford Promise signed scholarship commitments with some of the 175 outstanding Rockford Public School students who were offered full-tuition, four-year Rockford Promise scholarships to attend Northern Illinois University. The Scholars were recognized as part of the largest cohort to date, showcasing the rapid growth of the location-based scholarship program. Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara was…

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Applications for Rockford Promise – NIU Scholarships Up Seven Percent

Rockford Promise received 281 applications for its scholarships to attend Northern Illinois University (NIU) for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is up from 2021, the first year for the NIU option, in which Rockford Promise received 266 applications. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship program transforming the lives of students, their families and neighborhoods by…

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