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Rockford Promise ‘Raise The Roof Fundraiser’ supports new class of Promise Scholars

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Some of Rockford's up and coming students got special recognition Saturday afternoon.

Rockford Promise hosted its annual fundraiser at Starlight Theater to raise funds for 2021 scholar support. There was a short program introducing the new class of 2021 Promise Scholars to the community.

141 Rockford Public School graduates have been named Rockford Promise Scholars and awarded full-tuition scholarships to either Rockford University, Rock Valley College, or Northern Illinois University.

This is the largest Rockford Promise Scholar incoming cohort ever.

"They are the future of our community, and helping them not only achieve the academic success but then the success that is beyond that," says Community Foundation of Northern Illinois President Sam Ross.

Rockford Promise has a new partnership with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois at the event. CFNIL’s is contributing to scholarships for the 2021 cohort attending Rock Valley College.