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 summer 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 2019
Research the NCAA requirements for students wishing to play DI or DII collegiate sports.
For additional information on academies, please check your student portal.
Crosby Senior Newsletters
The Senior Program publishes a monthly newsletter called destinationcollege2019. It is published monthly for Crosby Scholars in the Class of 2019 to keep them informed of activities, deadlines, and announcements. Each newsletter offers appropriate advice and assistance for a specific 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.
destinationcollege2019 -- February 2019 Issue
destinationcollege2019 -- January 2019 Issue
destinationcollege2019 -- December 2018 Issue
destinationcollege2019 - November 2018 Issue
destinationcollege2019 – October 2018 Issue
destinationcollege2019 – September 2018 Issue
destinationcollege2019 – August 2018 Issue
destinationcollege2019 – July 2018 Issue
Monthly Financial Aid Newsletters:
Smart Money Moves Newsletter – August 2018 Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter – September 2018 Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter - November 2018 Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter - December 2018 Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter - January 2019 Issue
Smart Money Moves Newsletter - February 2019 Issue
Seniors are required to attend two Crosby Senior Academies (CSA), which are offered during the summer and throughout the 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.
- 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.
- 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 one college fair and submitting a college fair form during their sophomore year, junior year, 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 fulfilled by early October of your senior year. Submitting one college fair form or one college visit form is required to verify your presence.
The most popular way to fulfill this requirement is to attend the local college fair in Winston-Salem at the beginning of October.
Spring 2019 College Fair Options
2019 Charlotte National College Fair - Sunday, March 17th from 12:00-4:00pm -- Register HERE
2019 Raleigh National College Fair - Tuesday, March 19th from 4:30-7:30pm -- Register HERE
Click here to view and print the college visit form for juniors and seniors.
- Timelines for Success
The key to the college admission process is to stay organized. Seniors should maintain a calendar and follow the timelines below. Seniors will receive a monthly reminder in their student portal to follow the timeline. Each month beginning in August, we will post a timeline to guide you through the month's activities. This guide will help you to stay organized.
- Finish submitting admission applications in time to meet deadlines
- Confirm Crosby Senior Academy status (your CSA attendance is recorded in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal)
- Confirm financial aid forms required by the colleges to which you applied or expect to apply
- Submit FAFSA as soon as possible, it has been open since October 2018 - list all colleges to which you have applied but not been denied admission ~ you may apply for aid prior to being admitted
- Submit CSS/PROFILE, if required (check portal posting for details and which schools participate)
- Keep working hard in your classes throughout the entire school year – Prepare for mid-term Exams (January 22nd – January 25th)
- Research and apply for scholarships
- Meet with your Crosby Scholar Senior Advisor in January or early February to complete Conference Notes 4.
- Read destinationcollege2019 – January Issue
- Read Smart Money Moves – Financial Aid Newsletter
- Check e-mail account often and Login to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal weekly
- Register to take the February 9th ACT by January 11th, if needed
- Apply for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program, application deadline is February 1st.
- Apply for Winston-Salem Foundation Scholarships, one-stop-application opened January 1st
- Apply for the James L. Einstein College Scholarship, opens January 1st through the Winston-Salem Foundation.
- Apply for the Joyce Kohfeldt Determination Award, if eligible, application opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 7th.
- Apply for the Wake Forest University/Crosby Scholars Scholarship, if eligible, application opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 7th
- Apply for the Friends of Bernardine Rea Scholarship, if eligible, application opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 14th
- Apply for the Mona W. Lovett Community Volunteer Excellence Award, if eligible, opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 21st
- Apply for the Mona W. Lovett Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Award, if eligible, opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 21st
- Apply for the Mona W. Lovett Outstanding Commitment to Service Award, if eligible, opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 21st
- Apply for the Mona W. Lovett Service and Relationships Award, if eligible, application opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 21st
- Apply for the Mommie J Scholarship, if eligible, application opens in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on January 21st
- Attend CSA #20J Scholarship Lab on January 7th from 4:30-5:30pm, if registered
- Attend CSA #20K Scholarship Lab on January 7th from 5:30-6:30pm, if registered
- Attend CSA #20L Scholarship Lab on January 30th from 4:30-5:30pm if registered
- Attend CSA #20M Scholarship Lab on January 30th from 5:30-6:30pm, if registered
- Submit community service form by the senior deadline: January 31st
- Last Dollar Grant
The Last Dollar Grant application and instructions on how to complete the application will be posted in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal in the spring. Read these instructions before starting your LDG application. The LDG application deadline is May 15.
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. A scholar 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 scholar’s 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 pages 1 and 2 of the SAR- Student Aid Report
If the scholar does not have the three supporting documents by May 15, he/she must submit the application and then upload the supporting documents when they are received. Priority is given to those applications received prior to May 15.
Scholars are notified of our decision by letter posted in their Crosby Scholars Student Portal beginning in July. An award is made payable to the institution and is sent directly to the institution to be credited to the scholar's account. The first half of the award is mailed after August 1 and is to be used for the fall semester. The second half of the award is mailed upon receipt of the scholar’s fall semester grades and is to be used for the spring semester. You are responsible for submitting your grades at the end of each semester. You do not have to submit an official college transcript. Submitting 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. Even if a Last Dollar Grant is not awarded the first year, the scholar may still reapply 3 times.
A scholar 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.
Students must apply for Last Dollar Grant funding within two years of high school graduation. The Last Dollar Grant policy states that scholars are eligible for funding consideration for up to four years of undergraduate studies within six years after high school graduation.