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Dr. Shibler Scholarship Fund

Dr. Michael Shibler Scholarship

Established in 2022 an inspired by Dr. Shibler’s legacy, the Dr. Michael Shibler Scholarship will be awarded annually to two outstanding students who are proud representatives of the Rockford Public Schools and the Rockford community.

The scholarship recipients 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 students 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 


  • 2023 - Austin Harvey & Julia Wildman
  • 2022 - Jansen Sullivan
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