SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL

2019 ASPIRE Scholarship is open NOW

Create a video showing the world what you aspire to for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Your video needs to be 60 - 75 seconds long and should tell your story, including how Crosby Scholars is helping you achieve your dreams for the future, in an engaging, relatable way. The deadline is October 28th.


Your video will help raise money for our Last Dollar Grant at Crosby’s Casino Aspire! fundraiser on November 2nd. The scholarship application is located in your Crosby Scholars portal. For more details about the Aspire! Scholarship ASPIRE Information

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Scholarships.  The Crosby Scholars Program offers several scholarships and awards. As each scholarship application becomes available, it is posted in the Crosby senior portal. Find the complete list of 2018 Scholarship Opportunities for Iredell Crosby Scholar Seniors HERE. Read each description carefully for instructions on applying, including what documents to upload.

List of open Iredell Crosby Scholars Scholarships -- Click below for more information

Last Dollar Grant.  The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant is need-based financial aid. Scholars must demonstrate not only financial need but also remaining need after the school of choice has awarded aid.  Look for more information soon on our Last Dollar Grant page.

Other scholarships.  Students can begin by researching institutional scholarships offered at the colleges where they plan to apply.  The financial aid web page of every college lists scholarships unique to their school and the qualifications necessary for consideration.  Crosby Scholars provides a link to the scholarships page for many North Carolina colleges and lists them in the senior portal as well.  Students applying to schools in other states can easily locate this information on their web pages.

Your high school is also an excellent resource for scholarship information. Many schools provide information on local and national scholarships, so check your email frequently. Other places to look include...

Financial Aid.  The first step to applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which opens online October 1 annually.  It is important to submit the FAFSA as early as possible.  Every college has a priority filing deadline for filing the FAFSA, and students who meet the deadline receive first consideration for aid. Follow these steps to the financial aid process and then review these helpful hints.

While all colleges require the FAFSA, some schools also request the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE, which is the institution's analysis of the family's financial circumstances.  Unlike the FAFSA, the PROFILE costs $25 for the first application and $16 for each additional one.

College costs vary widely, and the sticker price at some schools discourages students from applying  because they are convinced they couldn't afford to attend. However, the only way to discover the true cost of attendance is to submit the FAFSA and review the school's financial aid package upon receipt. Private colleges with large price tags frequently provide merit aid that makes their overall cost comparable to, or in some instances, more affordable than, public universities.

Outside scholarships can further reduce the cost, depending on how they are factored into the aid package. Students should ALWAYS check with the financial aid office to determine how private scholarship funds will affect other aid they were offered. Ultimately, students and families are best served by waiting until they compare all financial aid packages before deciding which college is the best choice financially.

HELPFUL LINKS

Have a financial aid question? Contact Jenniffer Jamison, Crosby Scholars Senior Program Coordinator, at (704) 873-5005 ext. 1426 or jjamison@crosbyscholarsiredell.org.

Click below to access the program in your area

Forsyth
CountyEst. 1992
Rowan
CountyEst. 2013
Iredell
CountyEst. 2015