Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rock Valley College is proud to announce it has received a $16,178 grant for student laptop rentals. The grant was awarded by the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.
The funds from this grant will be used to purchase new laptops and upgrade current laptops as part of the college’s laptop rental program. Laptops are rented to students who cannot afford to purchase a computer but need one for successful completion of their coursework.
“Nearly half of our students receive some sort of financial assistance to fund their education,” said Dr. Doug Jensen, President of Rock Valley College. “What is often overlooked are the needs that go beyond tuition, fees, and books. There are often other supplies and resources that our students need, and many students simply cannot afford those ancillary things that are essential for them to be successful. This grant will be a tremendous help for many students who truly need it.”
About Rock Valley College:
Rock Valley College is a comprehensive two-year community college in Rockford, Illinois, offering more than 100 courses for transfer, career programs and certificates. Rock Valley College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Rock Valley College is also recognized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and by the Illinois Community College Board.
About the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois:
The mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for current and future needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding in 1953, CFNIL has granted more than $71 million for charitable purposes. Learn more about CFNIL’s grant making and commitment to endowment at cfnil.org.