FAQ

Who can participate?

Any 6th through 10th grade student who submits an application by the deadline and is enrolled in a public school in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County will be accepted into the Program.

The Middle School Program is for students in grades 6 – 8. Students may apply in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. If they do not meet requirements one year in middle school they can reapply in any middle grade.

The High School Program is for students in grades 9 – 11. However, students will need to apply by the 10th grade to be admitted into the program. There is no 11th or 12th grade application to the Program.

The Senior Program is for students who successfully completed the program in 11th grade and attended a mandatory Rising Senior Meeting which is held in May and June of the junior year. Students must complete the senior program in order to apply for Last Dollar Grant scholarships from the Crosby Scholars Program. Seniors have additional requirements that are explained at the Rising Senior Meeting.

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Where will Middle School Crosby Scholar Academy be held?

Forsyth Technical Community College - Main Campus
2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Where is Forsyth Technical Community College?

From Highway 52 traveling north to I-40 west

  • Take exit 193C-Silas Creek Pkwy/South Main St.
  • Take a left on Silas Creek Pkwy
  • The main campus is on the corner of Silas Creek Pkwy and Miller St.

From Highway 52 traveling south - to I-40 West

  • Take exit 193C-Silas Creek Pkwy/South Main St.
  • Take a left on Silas Creek Pkwy
  • The main campus is on the corner of Silas Creek Pkwy and Miller St.

From Business 40 traveling west

  • Take the Peters Creek Pkwy exit
  • Turn left onto Peter’s Creek
  • Follow to Silas Creek Pwky
  • The main campus is on the corner of Silas Creek Pkwy and Miller St.

From I-40 traveling east

  • Take the Business 40 split to Silas Creek Pkwy South
  • Take a left on Silas Creek Pkwy
  • The main campus is on the corner of Silas Creek and Miller St.

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Where will High School Crosby Scholar Academy be held?

Forsyth Technical Community College - Main Campus
2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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What is considered community service?

Community service is volunteer work that benefits the community and its citizens. It can be fulfilled through church activities, scouts, school clubs or civic organizations. The service should be done at non-profit organizations or programs.

Go to the community service tab on this website for community service ideas and a downloadable community service form.

**Good Examples

  • Helping a teacher at school
  • Tutoring younger students
  • Reading buddies
  • Work at the Soup Kitchen
  • Work with the elderly in nursing homes
  • Participation in Walks to raise money or awareness for illnesses or medical conditions
  • Campus clean up at your school
  • Volunteer service through Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, youth groups, school groups, etc.

**Unacceptable Examples

  • Babysitting
  • Work for family members
  • Work at for-profit businesses even though you are not paid
  • Donations – like donating clothes or canned food is not enough, unless you put in hours to organize a drive
  • School performances such as band, chorus, orchestra, plays, etc.

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What are Grade Advisor Meetings?

Grade Advisor Meetings are monthly meetings (January – May) held for students in grades 9-11 at each high school. A Grade Advisor meets with a group of students from a specific grade level to discuss topics that are important for students to know in that particular grade. In January of each year, students in grades 9-11 are automatically assigned a Grade Advisor.

Meetings are held at the student’s school. While meetings are not mandatory, students are encouraged to attend. Students who are unable to attend should notify the Crosby Scholars office prior to the meeting. Grade Advisor Meetings are cancelled if school is cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

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How do I apply for a Last Dollar Grant?

All students who successfully complete the Crosby Scholars Program in the senior year with a 2.0 or higher weighted GPA are eligible to apply for a Crosby Scholar Last Dollar Grant. Students submit the online application through their Crosby student portal. The application deadline is May 15. Students who complete the application and upload the supporting documents will be considered for a Last Dollar Grant.

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What is Crosby Scholars?

The Crosby Scholars Program is a college access program. It is designed to help students prepare academically and financially for college enrollment.

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How much does it cost?

There is no fee.

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When should I apply?

Check the “How to Apply” tab on the website or the student services office (guidance office) after August 15th for application information

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Why should I join Crosby Scholars in Middle School?

Participation in the program throughout middle school increases learning opportunities and encourages habits that may give Crosby Scholars an advantage over other college-bound students entering high school.

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When is Middle School Crosby Scholar Academy?

6th Grade Crosby Scholar Academy sessions are held in the fall, and 7th/8th Grade Crosby Scholar Academy takes place on four Saturdays throughout January, February and March.  From 9:30 am – 11:45 am students participate in a grade level video/discussion and choose one of nine or ten additional classes to attend.

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When is High School Crosby Scholar Academy? (Grades 9 – 11)

Junior Crosby Scholar Academy takes place on four Saturdays throughout September.  Juniors will take the following class: Preparing for College 101.

Crosby Scholar Academy (Grades 9-10) takes place on four Saturdays throughout October and November.  From 9:30 am – 11:45 am students choose two of several high school appropriate classes to attend.

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What will happen if I do not fulfill a requirement?

If a student does not meet a requirement, they will receive notice that they have been dismissed from the Program and may not participate in program activities for the remainder of the school year. Students in grades 6-9 are encouraged to reapply to the program the following year school year.

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Click below to access the program in your area

Forsyth
CountyEst. 1992
Rowan
CountyEst. 2013
Iredell
CountyEst. 2015