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Dr. Shibler Scholarship Fund

Inspired by Dr. Shibler’s legacy, the Dr. Michael Shibler Scholarship will be awarded annually to one outstanding student who is a proud representative of the Rockford Public Schools and the Rockford community.

The student will exhibit qualities that demonstrate a commitment to excellence, innovative-thinking, passionate pursuit of interests, perseverance, continuous academic improvement throughout their educational career, and after high school will pursue a path at a college/university or in a skilled trade. 

The student will be well-rounded and engaged in multiple co-curricular or volunteer activities. They should be bold in thought or action with a heart for helping others. 

Dr. Michael Shibler, Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, retired from a distinguished career in December 2021.

Dr. Michael Shibler’s Achievements: 

  • 32 years as RPS Superintendent
  • 53 years in education
  • Visionary Community Leader
  • Founding Member of Rockford Education Foundation 


  • 2022 - Jansen Sullivan