HISTORY/PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Program Highlights 

General Program

  • In 2016 graduated 827 senior Crosby Scholars; the program has graduated 7,895 seniors since 1993
  • In 2016,10 senior Crosby Scholars were valedictorians of their class, additionally, 50 students had a 5.0 QPA or better after the first semester of their senior year
  • 25% Scholars enrolled in the program in 6th grade and completed the requirements each year through the senior year without interruption

College Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Students in the 2016 class are enrolled in more than 131 colleges and universities Seniors and their parents attended Financial Aid Workshops with hands on assistance in completing financial aid forms
  • Early financial aid planning- and college admissions workshops were attended by parents of middle school students during the Crosby Scholar Academy sessions
  • More than $5 million in last dollar grants awarded since 1993
  • $50 million in other financial aid leveraged since 1992
  • More than $600,000 in last dollar grants awarded to Scholars for the 2015-16 year
  • 98% of our seniors enrolled in a four or two-year college
  • Assisted over 30,000 students to prepare for higher education over the last 24 years

 Advising/Mentoring

  • Special volunteer advisor recruitment and training for over 250 volunteers
  • Summer advisor sessions were held with more than 1,000 rising seniors in 2016
  • Senior Crosby Scholars receive materials to assist them with the college admissions and financial aid process during the senior meeting

Crosby Scholars Academy

  • Academy Sessions have included Test Taking Skills, Note Taking Skills, Speech and Communication, College Survival Skills, SAT Prep, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Munchies Matter, Financing a College Education, Selective College Admissions, Career Exploration, and Freshman Year 101
  • College admissions and financial aid workshops offered to parents
  • SAT/ACT and College Admissions sessions offered to all junior Crosby Scholars
  • Preparing for High School session mandated for all rising 9th graders, including a high school panel and a review of high school graduation requirements

 Community Service

Students in grades 6-12 provided more than 107,000 hours of volunteer service to the community during the 2015-2016 school year.

 Student Enrichment Programs

  • College Visitation Tours for rising eighth graders, sophomores, and junior Crosby Scholars
  • College Fair required for high school students Excelencia Program for hispanic females in selected schools
  • AAMPED 
  • “It’s Our Call/ It's Our Call" drug and alcohol screening program participation required in high school
  • Reaching Academic Potential Program (RAPP) for ninth grade students
  • Right Decisions Right Now: Be Tobacco Free summer camps

History

In 1937, Entertainer Bing Crosby started a small golf tournament in California. The event, which paired Hollywood hackers with golf pros, eventually became large enough to provide funds to a number of charities associated with golf and education.

With a 60-year history, The CROSBY National Celebrity Golf Tournament was the longest running charity golf tournament in the nation. Although Bing passed away in 1977, the tournament continued in his honor. Thanks to Kathryn Crosby, his widow, the tournament moved in 1986 from California to the Bermuda Run Country Club near Winston-Salem, NC.

During its 18 years in Winston-Salem, the tournament raised more than $18 million dollars for local and national charities. The Crosby Scholars Program began in 1992 by the organizers of The CROSBY, which was hosted and coordinated by the Sara Lee Corporation, with corporate sponsors from across the nation. Since 1996, the Program has been available to students in grades 6-12 attending public school in Forsyth County. 

 

 

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