The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) wants to promote education in the local area. Each year the chamber offers area students the opportunity to vie for a scholarship to further their education, this year the RCC will award 4 – $1,500.00 scholarships. The scholarship awards may be used for public, private or community colleges, universities and specialized schools or trades programs directly following the student’s graduation from high school.

To apply for the scholarship a student must do the following:

  • Complete the RCC Scholarship Application Form.
  • A letter of reference from a high school administrator, coach, teacher, instructor, or Rockford Chamber of Commerce member. This is limited to a one page, typed double-spaced and must be signed by the referring individual.
  • A response to the essay theme:
Question: This past year has been very difficult in so many ways due to the Coronavirus pandemic. How has the pandemic affected you, your education, your family and your community? What key takeaways from this past year will equip you for the future?

Applicants may download the application below. After completing the above, please send to: Linda Southwick, Executive Director, 17 S Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341, or to:  Completed applications and essays must be received at the Chamber Office no later than midnight Friday, February 26, 2021.

The RCC Scholarship winners will be notified by March 26, 2021.  A certificate will be presented to the winner by a member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce board at their high school honors convocation.


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