Fequently Asked Questions

  • What is Crosby Scholars?

    The Crosby Scholars Program is a college access program. It is designed to help students prepare academically and financially for college enrollment.

  • Who can participate?

    Any 6th* through 10th grade student who submits an application by the deadline and is enrolled in a public school in Iredell County will be accepted into the Program. *MGSD begins at 7th grade.

    The Middle School Program is for students in grades 6 – 8. Students may apply in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. If they do not meet requirements one year in middle school they can reapply in any middle grade.

    The High School Program is for students in grades 9 – 11. However, students will need to apply by the 10th grade to be admitted into the program. There is no 11th or 12th grade application to the Program.

    The Senior Program is for students who successfully completed the program in 11th grade and attended a mandatory Rising Senior Meeting which is held in the spring of the junior year. Students must complete the senior program in order to apply for Last Dollar Grants or scholarships from the Crosby Scholars Program. Seniors have additional requirements that are explained at the Rising Senior Meeting.

  • When should I apply?

    Online enrollment begins in early August each year and ends in early October. 

    We encourage students to apply in middle school to take advantage of all the program has to offer.

    10th grade is the last year students may apply to the program.

    Students who start in 6th grade and remain active all the way through the senior year may be eligible for special awards. Note: all deadlines must be met each year!

  • How much does it cost?

    There is no fee to join or to participate in any Iredell Crosby Scholars activity or program.

  • What is my Crosby Scholars Student Portal?

    The Crosby Scholars student portal provides a student and parent/guardian access to Crosby Scholars Program information, events, registration links, and requirement statuses.

    For new Crosby Scholars - you should have received a confirmation at the student email address you provided on your application. In this e-mail, you should also have received a temporary password and instructions on how to activate your Crosby Scholars student portal.

    For returning Crosby Scholars - you will have received an email at the email account we have on record for you and instructions on how to activate your Crosby Scholars student portal.

    All students need to sign in to their Crosby Scholars student portal to activate their account. Follow these instructions to sign in:

    CLICK on the  STUDENT/PARENT SIGN IN  button on any page of our website.

    Sign in with your email address and the temporary password that was sent to you.

    Once you’ve signed in for the first time, you’ll be asked to create a new permanent password (with a minimum of 6 characters, using at least one number and one capital letter).

    Make sure to write down or save your permanent password somewhere safe as Crosby Scholars staff will not have access to it.

    It's important to sign in to the Crosby Scholars student portal regularly and keep your account and information up to date. Most colleges accept students online and provide online student accounts similar to ours. So, we are preparing you for the college admission experience right from the start!

    We will be sending you emails and updating your Crosby Scholars student portal with events and opportunities - so please make sure to check your portal often.

    PARENTS: Once your student activates his/her student portal - you will receive an email with a temporary password to activate your Crosby Scholars parent portal. From the parent portal, you will be able to view all of the information in your student's portal, register your student for Crosby Scholar Academy, view his/her requirement status and more. 

    Please contact us if you are having difficulty activating your Crosby Scholars Student or Parent Portal. info@crosbyscholarsiredell.org or 704-873-5005 ext. 1427

  • What is considered community service?

    Community service is volunteer work that benefits the community and its citizens. It can be fulfilled through church activities, scouts, school clubs or civic organizations. The service should be done at non-profit organizations or programs.

    Go to the community service tab on this website for community service ideas and a downloadable community service form.

    **Good Examples

    • Helping a teacher at school
    • Tutoring younger students
    • Reading buddies
    • Work at the Soup Kitchen
    • Work with the elderly in nursing homes
    • Participation in walks to raise money or awareness for illnesses or medical conditions
    • Campus clean up at your school
    • Volunteer service through Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, youth groups, school groups, etc.

    **Unacceptable Examples

    • Babysitting
    • Work for family members
    • Work at for-profit businesses even though you are not paid
    • Donations – like donating clothes or canned food is not enough, unless you put in hours to organize a drive
  • Where will Middle School Crosby Scholar Academy be held?

    There are 4 possible locations for middle school academies. Information for which location will be in the portal and will be sent in an email prior to the academy.

    Mitchell Community College Statesville Campus - 500 West Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625

    Mitchell Community College Mooresville Campus - 219 North Academy Street, Mooresville, NC 28117

    Unity Center - 1145 Salisbury Road, Statesville, NC 28677

    Goodwill Development Center - 124 Fourth Crescent Place, Statesville, NC 28625


    Click here to see this year's schedule

  • Where will High School Crosby Scholar Academy be held?

    The High School Crosby Scholars Academies are held at 4 possible locations. Information about the location on an academy will be in the portal and also sent in an email prior to an academy.

    Mitchell Community College Statesville Campus - 500 West Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625

    Mitchell Community College Mooresville Campus - 219 North Academy Street, Mooresville, 28117

    Unity Center - 1145 Salisbury Road, Statesville, NC, 28677

    Goodwill Development Center - 124 Fourth Crescent Place, Statesville, NC 28625

    Click here to see this year's schedule.

  • Where is Mitchell Community College Statesville Campus?

    From I-77 South traveling north or south

    • Take exit 50
    • Turn right (Or left if coming from south)
    • The destination will be where the road ends

    From I-40 traveling east or west

    • Take exit 150
    • Turn right (or left if coming from east) on to North Race Street
    • Turn left onto West End Avenue 
    • Turn right onto North Mulberry St.
  • What are Crosby Club Meetings?

    Crosby Club Meetings (formerly called Grade Advisor Meetings) are group meetings held for students in grades 9-11. Each grade level is assigned a Club Advisor, and that Advisor meets with a group of students to discuss topics that are important for students to know in that particular grade. Students in grades 9 and 10 will begin getting emails about meeting topics, with dates, locations, and times.

    For Juniors, the Crosby Club is a series of group meetings on topics that will prepare the student for the college admissions process. 

    While meetings for all grades are not mandatory, students are encouraged to attend. Crosby Club meetings are canceled if school is canceled due to inclement weather conditions, and will be rescheduled.

    Attendance at these meetings is recorded and may be used for some senior awards consideration.

  • How do I apply for a Last Dollar Grant?

    All students who successfully complete the Crosby Scholars Program in the senior year with a 2.0 or higher weighted GPA are eligible to apply for a Crosby Scholar Last Dollar Grant. Students submit the online application through their Crosby student portal. Students who complete the application and upload the supporting documents will be considered for a Last Dollar Grant.

    These are need-based grants.

  • Why should I join Crosby Scholars in Middle School?

    Participation in the program throughout middle school increases learning opportunities and encourages habits that may give Crosby Scholars an advantage over other college-bound students entering high school.

  • What will happen if I do not fulfill a requirement?

    If a student does not meet a requirement, they will receive notice that they have been dismissed from the Program and may not participate in program activities for the remainder of the school year. Students in grades 6-9 are encouraged to reapply to the program the following school year.

    Before a student is dismissed, the student and parent will receive several communications from Crosby staff with reminders and opportunities to complete the requirement.