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:
- for successful college enrollment
- for a post-secondary plan that fits with their goals, interests, and ambitions
- volunteer in the community
- agree to remain drug-free
- obey school rules and regulations
Program applications are available each year to students in grades 6-10.
Our vision: College opportunities for every student.
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
- demonstrating good citizenship
- attending 1 Crosby Scholar Academy each school year
- 2 hours of community service each school year
- following school rules and not being placed in out-of-school suspension
- college fair/visits (high school)
- 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
- be courteous, considerate, and respectful toward teachers, school officials, adults and fellow classmates
- use 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
Crosby Meeting Explanation Printable Chart
There are many benefits of being 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 timely information and participate in community service.
- During their senior year, Crosby Scholars also receive 1:1 assistance with the college admission and financial aid process.
- Senior Crosby Scholars may apply for scholarships and grants that are only available to program participants. Grants may be renewable throughout the college years.
- The Program assists students and families with up-to-date information to navigate the ever-changing and challenging world of college admissions.
- All services are free.