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Community Service Deadline for Seniors

2020-21 Deadline for Grade 12: January 31, 2021

Submit the online form here. No adult signature is required!
Visit the community service page to view a list of community service opportunities you can complete at home while social distancing measures continue to be best practice.

Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service annually, although five are recommended. Scholars must submit a form – either online or via a paper copy– documenting their hours. For 2020-21, online forms can be submitted without adult signatures. However, paper copies must be signed by an adult and that adult can be a scholar’s parent/guardian.

Submitting your form is easy!

1. Submit the online form here.
2. Upload a completed 2020-21 Community Service Form to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal on the My Documents page, which is the dropdown of the My Crosby page. You will see a field for 2020-21 Community Service Form – Grades 11 and 12 ONLY
3. Text a picture of your form to 336-777-7140
4. Email a picture of your form to seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org
5. Fax it to 336.725.1321
6. Make a copy or take a picture of the form for your records and mail it to Crosby Scholars Program, 2701 University Parkway, W-S, 27105
7. Make a copy or take a picture of the form for your records and submit it at your school’s student services office

Scholars who completed the Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year’s deadline, including summer hours, toward the following school year’s requirement.

Crosby Scholars staff typically requires that student community service hours are completed with an approved non-profit agency or organization. We have relaxed the community service requirement for the 2020-21 year, and we will continue to operate under the new guidelines until it is safe for students to volunteer in the community again. We appreciate that scholars are committed to completing the requirement this year and want to allow for students to be creative and innovative in their approach to volunteering. For the 2020-21 year, students will be allowed to submit hours for volunteering in their neighborhood such as assisting neighbors with yard work, cleaning up the neighborhood park etc. We will also accept hours assisting younger siblings with online school work and projects. Community service hours will not be accepted for routine chores or babysitting performed in their own home.

Due to our non-profit status, we are unable to accept volunteering on the political campaign of a specific candidate as community service.

If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact the Crosby Scholars Program at 336.725.5371. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement


College-A-Day: WSSU (Juniors & Seniors)

Visiting your possible future home for your next educational journey is an exciting time as you consider where to apply for your collegiate career. However, because of campus closures, we have shifted our college tours to a virtual platform. Join us throughout the day on November 20th on social media and webinar, to learn more about WSSU! Throughout the day we will post new Instagram stories covering a variety of topics on college life at WSSU. We will also host a Live College Panel where you will have the opportunity to ask your specific questions to current college students.

We know that nothing can replace the experience of physically touring a college campus, but we do hope we can help you connect with a variety of schools throughout this year through a virtual platform. Email us at seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org if you have any questions.

“College A Day”: WSSU —  November 20th, 2020- 4PM

*The only activity that requires a registration is the LIVE COLLEGE PANEL at 4PM. The Instagram stories will go live throughout the day. They will be available to watch at any time after the launch. Be sure to watch them all to learn as much as you can about the school. Engage with us on social media to let us know you have watched the videos! We are not requiring attendance for the Instagram stories, but we would like to know if you participated!

Please reach out to seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org with any questions.


CSA #13-F College Prep Lab- Time Slot #2 (Seniors)

We’re offering a virtual zoom “college lab” time to assist you in applying to college! If you have specific questions about your college applications, this is a great academy to attend to receive individual help. You can create a Common/CFNC/Coalition account, complete your Residency Determination Service online interview, work on college applications, essays, and more. We’ll have staff on hand to answer any questions you might have about applying to college.

Title: CSA #13-F College Prep Lab- Time Slot #2

Date: Thursday, November 19

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required in your student portal to receive the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer- you can join the call via your phone, but you must have a computer available to work on your applications
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


CSA #13-F College Prep Lab- Time Slot #1 (Seniors)

We’re offering a virtual zoom “college lab” time to assist you in applying to college! If you have specific questions about your college applications, this is a great academy to attend to receive individual help. You can create a Common/CFNC/Coalition account, complete your Residency Determination Service online interview, work on college applications, essays, and more. We’ll have staff on hand to answer any questions you might have about applying to college.

Title: CSA #13-F College Prep Lab- Time Slot #1

Date: Thursday, November 19

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required in your student portal to receive the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer- you can join the call via your phone, but you must have a computer available to work on your applications
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


CSA #25 Navigating Social Media- Your Digitial Resume (Seniors)

Every day, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing portrait of who we are online; a portrait that is probably more public than most of us assume. So no matter what you do online, it’s important that you know what kind of trail you’re leaving, and what the possible effects can be. Your digital footprint is not only formed by what you post, but also what others put online about you. During this academy we will discuss ways that you can manage your digital footprint to make the best impression online. 

Title: CSA #25 Navigating Social Media- Your Digital Resume

Date: November 17

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required to received the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

We encourage you to watch with a parent; however, your parent cannot earn the academy credit for you. You must be present and engaged for the entire academy to earn credit. 

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


CSA #12-E Essay Writing Bootcamp (Seniors)

No calisthenics or saluting; we promise.  Bring your college admission or scholarship essay(s) and meet with Crosby staff and volunteers experienced in critiquing students’ writing.  Essays will be reviewed primarily for content with respect to following the prompt and being clear on what students are trying to share about themselves.  Those students whose essays reveal significant deficiencies in grammar, punctuation, and spelling will be advised to consult an English teacher for assistance in cleaning up those aspects of their writing.

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required in your student portal to receive the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation. Students will be assigned a specific timeslot for the event. This information will be emailed 24 hours in advance along with the specific zoom information.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


College-A-Day: Forsyth Tech (Juniors & Seniors)

Visiting your possible future home for your next educational journey is an exciting time as you consider where to apply for your collegiate career. However, because of campus closures, we have shifted our college tours to a virtual platform. Join us throughout the day on November 13th on social media and webinar, to learn more about Forsyth Tech! Throughout the day we will post new Instagram stories covering a variety of topics on college life at Forsyth Tech. We will also host a Live College Panel where you will have the opportunity to ask your specific questions to current college students.

We know that nothing can replace the experience of physically touring a college campus, but we do hope we can help you connect with a variety of schools throughout this year through a virtual platform.  Email us at seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org if you have any questions.

“College A Day”: Forsyth Tech —  November 13, 2020- 4PM

*The only activity that requires a registration is the LIVE COLLEGE PANEL at 4PM. The Instagram stories will go live throughout the day. They will be available to watch at any time after the launch. Be sure to watch them all to learn as much as you can about the school. Engage with us on social media to let us know you have watched the videos! We are not requiring attendance for the Instagram stories, but we would like to know if you participated!

Please reach out to seniorprogram@crosbyscholars.org with any questions.


CSA #23 Scholarships & Seeking Additional Funding for your College Education (Seniors)

Earning scholarship dollars can help cover the cost of college.  Universities, non-profit organizations, private foundations, and individuals offer students the opportunity to compete for scholarships based on merit, academic major, and other criteria.  This academy will help students to recognize legitimate funding sources.

Learn from a Scholarships Coordinator how to explore ways to research and apply for scholarships, including, but not limited to, scholarship opportunities unique to Crosby Scholars.

Title: CSA #23 Scholarships & Seeking Additional Funding for your College Education

Date: November 11

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required to received the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

We encourage you to watch with a parent; however, your parent cannot earn the academy credit for you. You must be present and engaged for the entire academy to earn credit. 

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


CSA #24 Conversation with Wingate University (Seniors)

Join us on November 11 at 2:00 PM for CSA #24 Conversation with Wingate University, to learn about ways to begin preparing for College from Wingate University Admissions Representatives.

Title: CSA #24 Conversation with Wingate University

Date: Wednesday, November 11

Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required to received the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

We encourage you to watch with a parent; however, your parent cannot earn the academy credit for you. You must be present and engaged for the entire academy to earn credit. 

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.


CSA #13-E College Prep Lab- Time Slot #2 (Seniors)

We’re offering a virtual zoom “college lab” time to assist you in applying to college! If you have specific questions about your college applications, this is a great academy to attend to receive individual help. You can create a Common/CFNC/Coalition account, complete your Residency Determination Service online interview, work on college applications, essays, and more. We’ll have staff on hand to answer any questions you might have about applying to college.

Title: CSA #13-E College Prep Lab- Time Slot #2

Date: Monday, November 9

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual- registration for this event is required in your student portal to receive the event link. 24 hours before the event you will receive the link to join the virtual presentation.

This virtual presentation will require the following:

  • Internet Connection
  • Computer- you can join the call via your phone, but you must have a computer available to work on your applications
  • Email address to log in to the presentation
  • Speakers

You must be able to meet all the above listed criteria to participate in this virtual academy. If you cannot meet these requirements please do not register to participate. You must log in to the presentation on time. You will receive a link and login instructions via email prior to start the virtual presentation.

A brief primer on Crosby Scholars Senior Academies:  Academies are held annually over a 6-month period (July to December); students must attend two and are free to choose those that best suit their needs and interests; the most up-to-date information on the academies is found in the student portal; while they are a program requirement, academies are best viewed as opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that guide students through senior year and into post-secondary education.