Who We Are

The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership helps students in public middle and high schools in Forsyth County prepare academically, personally, and financially for college admission and other post-secondary opportunities best suited to each student’s goals, abilities, and needs. Crosby Scholars is a community partner of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and The Winston-Salem Foundation.

In 2012, an alliance was formed with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina establishing Crosby Scholars as an independent affiliate of Goodwill, which has allowed Crosby Scholars to expand to serve Rowan and Iredell counties. 

With a 30-year history of providing career and college exploration, admissions and financial aid workshops, advising services, college campus visits, community service opportunities, cultural experiences, and over $980,000 in scholarships and Last Dollar Grants for college tuition annually, Crosby Scholars now serves more than 11,000 students each year and has assisted over 35,000 Forsyth County students for college and for life.

In 2019, the National College Attainment Network awarded Crosby Scholars the College Access Organization Award of Excellence. Crosby Scholars was also named a national 2019 Example of Excelencia Finalist by Excelencia in Education for Excelencia, a Crosby Scholars program for Hispanic and Latino girls.