Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Senior Program! Crosby Scholars Juniors who completed the requirements of the Junior year (including attending mandatory Junior Academy and Think Like a Senior) become Crosby Scholars Seniors.
We are here to help! Senior year is a journey of seasons that is exciting and intense, yet also exhilarating! Crosby Scholars is here to guide Seniors through the challenges and celebrations beginning with Junior spring.
Beginning spring of the Junior year and continuing throughout Senior year, students begin meeting one-on-one with their Crosby Scholars Advisor. The signature One-to-One Advising Program is one of the great benefits and resources of the Crosby Scholars Senior 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 Crosby Scholars Senior Celebration in the spring as well as at their high school awards day. Seniors who complete the Program are given the opportunity to apply for Crosby Scholars Scholarships and Last Dollar Grant funding.
Class of 2024 Senior Expectations:
To graduate high school as a Crosby Scholar, you are expected to complete the following checklist. Your Crosby Scholars Advisor will guide you!
Complete 1 Senior Academy by December 1st
Complete 5 hours of Community Service and Submit Form by January 31st^
Complete the College Fair/College Visit requirement by December 1st^
- Meet with Crosby Scholars Advisor to complete Conference Notes
Submit Target List of Colleges to Crosby Scholars Advisor*
Submit at least 1 college application*
Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS)*
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*
Submit a Last Dollar Grant Application or at least 1 scholarship application*
^ College Fair/College Visit may be completed in the Sophomore, Junior or Senior years. Community Service may be completed in the Junior and/or Senior years.
* If your post-secondary pathway is not applying to a 2-year or 4-year school, your Crosby Scholars Advisor can provide alternative ways to fulfill these expectations.
And continue to:
Agree to random drug-screening through the It's My Call/It's Our Call Program
Fulfill terms of the Partnership Agreement
Maintain enrollment in and graduate from a Forsyth County public school
Complete the Program with a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible to apply for Last Dollar Grant funding
Scholars must meet these 7 requirements to graduate high school as a Crosby Scholar.
Each Senior will be assigned an Advisor who will work with beginning in the spring of Junior year and continuing throughout their Senior year. This may be a Crosby Scholars Staff Advisor or students may choose a Student-Selected Advisor. Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Selecting an Advisor.
Contact us! We are here to help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (336) 725-5371.
Senior Year Roadmap
We know Senior Year is a journey of seasons that is exciting and intense, yet also exhilarating! Crosby Scholars is here to guide Seniors through the challenges and celebrations beginning with Junior spring.
The Senior Year Roadmap is our vision for the Senior Year journey and the ways in which Crosby Scholars will support you.
Crosby Scholars Class of 2024 Newsletter
The monthly newsletter includes important dates and resources to guide you throughout your Senior year. You will receive this newsletter by email each month, and you can each edition published here.
All Seniors must complete at least one (1) Senior Academy by December 1, 2023.
Remember! Details and registration are in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal.
Seniors are required to attend one Senior Academy. Senior Academies begin during the summer and are offered through December of the current school year. Topics range from preparing for college applications (including essay writing) to completing the FAFSA. Online registration is required through the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.
College Fair/College Visit Requirement
Crosby Scholars must visit four (4) colleges and submit the College Fair/Visit form by December 1st of their Senior year.
Students can complete this requirement during their sophomore year, junior year, or senior year. Due to COVID-19, virtual visits can be credited as college visits.
You must visit four (4) colleges through any combination of the following methods:
Class of 2024 College Fair/Visit Deadline: December 1, 2023
- In-person or virtual campus visits.
- In-person or virtual college fair (interact with 4 colleges and gather information)
Click here to submit your College Fair/Visit form. No signatures required!
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Community Service Requirement
Juniors and Seniors must complete 5 total hours of Community Service between Junior & Senior year.Class of 2024 Community Service Deadline: January 31, 2024.
Click here to submit your Community Service form. No signatures required!Need ideas for Community Service or want to know how we define Community Service? Visit the community service page to view a list of community service opportunities. You can even complete some activities at home while social distancing measures continue to be best practice.Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact the Crosby Scholars Program. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
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.***
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
After applying for the Last Dollar Grant, 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.