Program Overview

The Crosby Scholars Program is a unique college access program for middle and high school students enrolled in public schools in Iredell County.

The Program prepares students:

  • personally
  • academically
  • financially
  • for successful college enrollment
  • for a post-secondary plan that fits with their goals, interests, and ambitions

Students also:

  1. volunteer in the community
  2. agree to remain drug-free
  3. obey school rules and regulations

Program applications are available each year to students in grades 6-10. Students attending Iredell County public schools in middle school through tenth are accepted into the Program upon application. Our vision: college opportunities for every student.

  • Requirements
    Requirements of the Crosby Scholars program vary by grade level, however all include:
    • being enrolled in a public middle or high school in Iredell County
    • abiding by the terms of the Partnership Agreement by demonstrating good citizenship
    • attending one Crosby Scholar Academy each school year (two during the senior year)
    • completing and documenting a minimum of two hours of community service each school year by submitting a Crosby Scholars community service form by the yearly deadline - Click Here for a fillable 2020-21 form 
    • following all school rules and refraining from being placed in out-of-school suspension
    • speaking with four college reps by attending a college fair (sophomores through seniors only) or by visiting four college campuses and submitting a college fair/college visit form
    • participating in other mandatory requirements as assigned by grade level especially during the senior year
    Participants of Crosby Scholars are given the responsibility to:
    • make education a priority in life by striving to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA (minimum) in order to complete High School and enroll in a post-secondary institution
    • contribute to a cooperative school environment by being courteous, considerate, and respectful toward teachers, school officials, adults and fellow classmates capitalize academic assistance provided by parents, school, community and the Program
    • develop leadership skills through active involvement in school and the community
    • strive for perfect attendance and avoid unexcused absences
    • not participate in any form of bullying - verbal, physical or cyber
    • obey the law and remain drug free, by agreeing to refuse to make, sell, use, distribute, or possess illegal drugs

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  • Benefits

    There are many reasons why students should be a Crosby Scholar:

    • The Program helps students understand and plan for the college admission, financial aid, and scholarship process.
    • Each year, students are introduced to workshops, topics, and discussions that help them to better understand and prepare for the college search and college admission process.
    • Crosby Scholars receive timelines and newsletters, attend Crosby Scholar Academies, and participate in community service.
    • During their senior year, Crosby Scholars also receive one-on-one assistance with the college admission and financial aid process.
    • The Program assists students in navigating the ever changing and challenging world of college admissions.
    • Each school has a counselor in the Student Services (Guidance) office who serves as the Crosby Scholar liaison for that particular school.

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