Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Senior Program! High school juniors who complete the requirements of the Junior Program, including attending a Mandatory Think Like A Senior Session, are eligible to become senior Crosby Scholars.
Scholars begin the Senior Program by meeting individually with a staff counselor at a Mandatory Senior Meeting during the summer prior to their senior year. A slide detailing this meeting is included in the powerpoint presentation from the Think Like a Senior Session, and a description is included on the list of senior program requirements posted in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Scholars who do not attend this meeting are dismissed from the Program.
As active participants in the Senior Program, scholars must comply with the Partnership Agreement and complete the Senior Program requirements. Scholars who complete the Senior Program receive a special designation on their transcript and in their graduation program. They are honored at the Senior Gala in the spring and given the opportunity to apply for Last Dollar Grant funding.
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Selecting a Senior Advisor.
Click here to learn what is required of Seniors in the Class of 2020
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For additional information on academies, please check your student portal.
Seniors are required to attend two Crosby Senior Academies (CSA), which begin during the summer and are offered through December of the current school year. Topics range from preparing for the ACT and SAT to completing the FAFSA. Online registration is required through the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Within a few days following an academy, seniors can check their Academy status through their Crosby Scholars Student Portal.
- Plan wisely in order to complete this requirement-- seniors are required to attend only two academies, so the Program does NOT offer a make-up session. Click HERE to view the Academy Pathways, if you need help determining which academy is best for your needs.
- To receive credit for attending an academy, scholars must arrive on time, sign in, stay for the entire academy, and submit a confirmation of attendance at the end. Scholars who skip any of the steps to this process DO NOT receive academy credit.
- Seniors who have a question on the day of the academy outside of office hours may call the office cell phone at 336.782.7859
- Seniors who register for an academy but do not attend and do not cancel their registration prior to the event will jeopardize their status in the Program.
- Read the special instructions listed in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on accessing a webinar academy.
Links to the full list of 2019-20 Senior Academies are posted below. Check the Crosby Scholars Student Portal for the most current information!
Click here for a list of October 2019 Senior Academies.
Click here for a list of November 2019 Senior Academies. Please note that all November academies will be posted in the Student Portal on or before November 1, and registration links will open when the academy is posted.
Click here for a list of December 2019 Senior Academies. Please note that all December academies will be posted in the Student Portal on or before December 1, and registration links will open when the academy is posted.
Spring 2019 Senior Academies
Summer 2019 Senior Academies
Click here for a list of September 2019 Senior Academies.
- College Fair/Visit
College Fair/College Visit Requirement:
To fulfill the college fair/college visit requirement, Crosby Scholars must speak with four college admission reps about their respective schools. Students typically fulfill this requirement by attending the college fair held in Winston-Salem in the fall and submitting a college fair form during their sophomore, junior, or senior year; however, juniors and seniors may fulfill this requirement by visiting four college campuses. Details are posted below and are outlined in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. This requirement must be completed by September 30 of your senior year.
Click here to view and print the college visit form for juniors and seniors.
Click here to view the list of colleges participating.
- Timelines for Success
The key to the college admission process is staying organized. Each month beginning in August, we will post a timeline to guide you through the month's activities. Seniors should maintain a calendar and follow the timelines in order to complete all tasks associated with college admission in a timely manner.
- Last Dollar Grant
The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant (LDG) application will be available in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal in the spring of your senior year. ***Last Dollar Grants are NOT awarded automatically to all seniors in the Crosby Scholars Program. Students must first apply for Last Dollar Grant in their Crosby Scholars Student Portal.***
Please read these instructions before starting your Last Dollar Grant (LDG) application. The priority filing deadline to submit a LDG application will be May 15.
To be eligible to apply for Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant, a student must:
- Complete all requirements of the Crosby Scholars Program
- Must have a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Must demonstrate Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA
- Must be enrolling in a Full-Time Degree Seeking Program
The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant is need-based financial aid. A scholar must apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA to be considered for a Last Dollar Grant. (If you are not eligible to complete a FAFSA, please contact our office directly for instructions on how to apply.) Students must demonstrate not only financial need but also remaining need after the school of choice has awarded aid. To determine the eligibility, the Crosby Scholars staff completes a need analysis form on each scholar individually.
Three supporting documents must be uploaded to the application. These documents include:
- a copy of the students letter of admission from the institution he/she will attend,
- a copy of the financial aid award letter from the institution he/she will attend, and
- a copy of the entire SAR - Student Aid Report
If the student does not have the three supporting documents by May 15, he/she may and should submit the application and then upload the supporting documents when they are received. Priority is given to those applications received prior to May 15.
Have questions? Click here for our Last Dollar Grant Frequently Asked Questions
Students are notified of our decision by letter posted in their Crosby portal beginning in July 1. An award is sent directly to the institution to be credited to the scholar's account. Depending on which college the student is attending, the award will either be sent by ACH (electronic deposit) or by check made jointly payable to the student and the college/university. The first half of the award is sent after August 1 and is to be used for the fall semester. Please check the scholar's Crosby portal often for updates. The second half of the award is sent upon receipt of the scholar’s fall semester grades and is to be used for the spring semester. Your fall grades (including your cumulative GPA) must be uploaded to the Crosby Scholars Student Portal at the end of the fall semester. You do not have to submit an official college transcript. Uploading a copy of your grades printed from your college account is acceptable provided it includes your cumulative GPA.
Crosby Scholars who complete the Program their senior year with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to apply for a Last Dollar Grant for up to 4 years of undergraduate study within 6 years of high school graduation. Even if a Last Dollar Grant is not awarded the first year, the student may still reapply 3 more times. Students must reapply each year.
A student who does not graduate from high school with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, may apply once his/her college cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher.
- Community Service
Grades 11 – 12: January 31, 2020
Grades 9 – 10: March 11, 2020
Grades 6 – 8: April 8, 2020
Click the 2019-20 Community Service Form to download a copy!
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service, although five are recommended. Scholars must submit a form documenting their hours that includes a signature of the person in charge of the service activity by the deadline noted above. The form can be submitted various ways: drop it off at the Crosby Scholars office; upload the form to the My Documents page (drop-down of My Crosby page) of your Crosby Scholars Student Portal; take a picture of the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to 336-777-7648; fax it to 336.725.1321; send via US mail or turn it in to your school’s counseling office.
Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year’s deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year’s requirement.
Community service must be performed with a non-profit agency or be an activity that benefits a non-profit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn’t count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. 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 Crosby Scholars at 336.725.5371. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
Crosby Senior Newsletters
The Senior Program publishes a monthly newsletter called destinationcollege2020 to keep scholars informed of activities and deadlines and to share general announcements. Each newsletter offers timely direction and assistance for the current month. In addition to being posted on this website and in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal, it is posted on the Crosby Scholars Program bulletin boards at the high schools (except HBI schools and UNCSA) and at the Career Center. The link to the newsletter is e-mailed to seniors, parents, and Senior Advisors.
DestinationCollege2020 - October Issue
DestinationCollege2020 - September Issue
DestinationCollege2020 - August Issue
DestinationCollege2020 - July Issue
DestinationCollege2020 - June Issue
Monthly Financial Aid Newsletters:
Smart Money Moves - September Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter - October 2019 Issue