NLI is partnering with Rockford Promise (About Rockford Promise – Rockford Promise) which provides promising scholars from underserved school districts full-tuition college scholarships. Rockford Promise also supports those Scholars with robust community mentorships, strong academic advising and meaningful social connections to ensure they earn their degrees and jumpstart successful careers.
With support from our donors, NLI is providing 2 paid summer internships to encourage the Scholars to pursue degrees in Natural Resources disciplines, from ecology to environmental engineering, botany to environmental advocacy. We are also beginning to work with our network of business supporters to provide mentoring and potential jobs for the future. You can read about our Rockford Promise Scholars below.
If you or your business is interested in working with NLI to provide mentoring and potential internships in your environmental field of work, please call us at 815-964-6666 and ask to speak to Kerry Leigh.
NLI’s Rockford Promise Scholars – Summer Interns 2021
“I graduated in the summer of 2020 from Rockford East High School. My mom has always had a strong passion for plants and it has had a strong impact on my interests. I’m interested in learning more about environmental conservation through the NLI internship because it is a perfect learning opportunity near my home and my college. The NLI internship will also help me become more familiar with native flora and fauna of Northern Illinois. Currently I’m looking where to transfer after Rock Valley College and plan on continuing my education with environmental engineering and chemical engineering.”