The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant (LDG) application will be available in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal in the spring of your senior year. Please read these instructions before starting your LDG application. The priority filing deadline to submit a LDG application will be 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. (If you are not eligible to complete a FAFSA, please contact our office directly for instructions on how to apply.) 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 the entire SAR - Student Aid Report
If the scholar 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.
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Scholars are notified of our decision by letter posted in their Crosby portal beginning in July. 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. 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. Students must reapply each year.