RnRI Scholarship Program

In 2015, Dr. Renee Andino and Dr. Rob Andino, from HealthFirst Wellness in Rockford, IL sponsored our very first camp scholarship. Thanks to their generosity and passion for our camp, we now have an ever-growing scholarship program that continually strives to better serve the youngest musicians in our community.

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HealthFirst Wellness Center RnRI Scholarship

In 2015 Dr. Renee Andino and Dr. Rob Andino sponsored our first ever camp scholarship. Thanks to their generosity, not only do two kids get an opportunity to attend our camp for free, we now have a scholarship program that continues to grow!

This is a need based scholarship. Recipient receives one week of camp enrollment, a $350 value.

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The RnRI General Scholarship Fund

This is a need based scholarship for returning RnRI campers!

The scholarship award covers 50% of one camper registration cost for one week of camp enrollment. The recipient would be responsible for the remaining registration balance.

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Ruckman Memorial Scholarship Fund

In Spring of 2017, we received a Scholarship application from a young man named Christopher Ruckman. His audition video was unlike anything we had seen. The Scholarship committee could not believe the level of musicianship that Chris possessed, the way his young hands made that guitar sing. He was truly a musical prodigy. Needless to say, he was awarded an RnRI Scholarship. A few months later, he tore down the Mendelssohn stage (figuratively, of course) with an amazing performance with his band Deadwood Bounty.

Less than a year later, Chris and his little brother John “Jack” tragically left this earth, taking their talents and our hearts with them. We were blessed to have Chris as a camper and as a friend. And we were looking forward to eventually working with John as well, considering he was a phenomenal percussionist.

Thanks to the generosity of our camper families, and friends and family of Chris and John, we received enough donations to start this Scholarship in their honor. The Rock and Roll Institute has offered to match any donations made to this fund, guaranteeing the memory of Chris and John to live within our camper family for many years to come.

This is a performance based scholarship. Recipient receives one week of camp enrollment, a $350 value.

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