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 Summer Meeting during the summer prior to their senior year. A slide detailing this meeting is included in the power point 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 learn what is required of Seniors in the Class of 2021
- Class of 2021 Crosby Scholars Senior Notebook-Click Here
- Class of 2020 College Enrollment List Coming soon
- Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Selecting a Senior Advisor.
- Click here if you are a Student-Athlete
- Research the NCAA requirements for playing DI or DII collegiate sports.
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 2020-21 Senior Academies will be posted below. Check the Crosby Scholars Student Portal for the most current information!
Summer 2020 Senior Academies
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.
Click here below to to Review the Month Timeline for Success
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.
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!
- Submit the online form here.
- 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 You will see a field for 2020-21 Community Service Form - Grades 11 and 12 ONLY
- Text a picture of your form to 336-777-7140
- Email a picture of your form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax it to 336.725.1321
- 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
- 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
Crosby Senior Newsletters
The Senior Program publishes a monthly newsletter called destinationcollege2021 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.
DestinationCollege2021- September Issue
DestinationCollege2021 - August Issue
DestinationCollege2021 - July Issue