Rockford Robotics is proud to have two Howard Coleman Scholarship winners among its alumni. Alex McInerney was a 2014 recipient and Tommy Lynch was a 2013 recipient. The scholarship is awarded annually to graduating high school seniors, residing in Boone or Winnebago County, who will major in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Science, or a comparable technology field. Scholarship winners must personify the innovative spirit of Howard D. Colman.
Mr. Coleman was an inventor and entrepreneur in the fields of small motors, temperature controls, textiles, telecommunications, and machine tools. He is most recognized in the local community as the founder of Barber Coleman Company.