The vision of the Crosby Scholars Program is to ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college. Since 1993, the Program has awarded over 11 million dollars to Crosby Scholars graduates. If a Crosby Scholar has unmet financial need to enroll in college, Crosby Scholars provides Last Dollar Grants to help graduates AFFORD college. In 2022-23, we have awarded $296,290 in Scholarships and $933,620 in Last Dollar Grants.
Robinson "Ross" Claytor of Mount Tabor High School was named Michael Nachman Scholar for the Crosby Scholars Class of 2023! This is an $8,000 scholarship awarded to the Crosby Scholars senior who holds the highest cumulative weighted GPA at the end of the second semester of senior year, and successfully completes the Crosby Scholars Program.
Ross shared, "The Michael Nachman is a great award that will definitely help me and others in the future receive a higher education and use that education to make the world a better place." Ross is most proud of being able to use his skills to give back to others in need through creating an education company where he teaches math and software development.
"I think that the most important thing is being able to look around and identify community needs and help others." Ross is attending Columbia University in New York City.
Story by Kathy Norcross Watts