In July 2012, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. and The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership announced the formation of a strategic alliance that established Crosby Scholars as an independent affiliate of Goodwill. In addition to providing funding for Crosby Scholars in Forsyth County, the affiliation also offered a unique opportunity for the replication and expansion of the Crosby Scholars model within Goodwill’s 31-county northwest North Carolina territory.
In January 2013, the first off-shoot of this strategic alliance was launched – The Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership. The 2013-2014 academic year was the first year of Rowan Crosby Scholars.
In fall 2015, a third Crosby Scholars Program opened its doors to the students of Iredell County. Offices for the Iredell County Crosby Scholars are located in the Goodwill Workforce Development Center in Statesville.