RVC Foundation To Participate In 11th Annual Community Scholarship Fair

Along with the Rockford Public Library (RPL) and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), the Rock Valley College Foundation (RVCF) is excited to welcome back the 11th annual Community Scholarship Fair will return IN PERSON after a two-year hiatus.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Embassy Suites in downtown Rockford (416 S Main Street) students, parents, and interested community members can meet face-to-face with dozens of local scholarship providers who collectively award more than $800,000 in scholarships annually to students right here in northern Illinois.

In addition to visiting the provider’s booths, attendees may join two informational seminars, each presented twice during the event. One seminar will cover the scope of the financial aid process and resources for scholarship seekers and their supporters, as well as the RVCF scholarship process. The second seminar will provide an overview of the 100+ scholarships available via one application from CFNIL as well as resources available through RPL.

Scholarship seekers of all ages, backgrounds, and educational aspirations should attend! The diversity and generosity of our community are reflected in the variety of available scholarships and their wide range of qualifying criteria, including but not limited to financial need, academic excellence, community involvement, and future career paths. Scholarships are available for students of all ages and citizenship status.

For more information about the fair, visit www.scholarshipsni.com/communityfair.


About the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL)

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has served northern Illinois since 1953 as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow and preserve a permanent endowment for the needs of the people of Boone, Ogle, Stephenson, and Winnebago Counties. www.cfnil.org/scholarships


About Rockford Public Library (RPL)

The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has five facilities, including RPL's Nordlof Center (the performing arts and training center), the Hart Interim Library, and three Branch Libraries. Rockford Public Library informs, educates, entertains, and provides cultural enrichment to the people of our community. Please visit:  www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org


About Rock Valley College Foundation (RVCF)

Through the support of our generous donors, including our expanding Alumni Network, the RVC Foundation is able to provide scholarships to deserving students, fund grants for RVC faculty and staff to enhance programs and services, and support activities that complement the College's educational offerings. www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Foundation/scholarships


About Scholarships Northern Illinois

Scholarshipsni.com is designed to provide a user-friendly place for students, parents, and school counselors to find local scholarships and financial aid resources, and a centralized place for local scholarship providers to promote their scholarship opportunities. Site visitors use broad categories and specific “tags” to determine which local scholarships match their unique experience and educational aspirations and will find detailed information about every scholarship for which they may be eligible. The site was created in collaboration between CFNIL, RPL, and RVC Foundation.