Crosby Scholars Great Tailgate

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Good food, Good music, Great cause!

A night to support the building of a ‘college-going culture’ in Rowan County.


Rowan County Crosby Scholars celebrated our 10th Year Anniversary on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 at the Great Tailgate! This fundraiser is designed to raise funds to support our mission of preparing each student in Rowan County for successful college admission.

Funds raised from this event are utilized to underwrite the Rowan County Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant program. The Last Dollar Grant is a need-based financial aid that is awarded to qualifying graduates of Crosby Scholars who demonstrate unmet need toward their college of choice. Crosby Scholars who complete the Program their senior year with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to apply for a Last Dollar Grant of up to $1,000 for up to 4 years of college. To determine eligibility, the Crosby Scholars staff completes a need-analysis based on each scholar, individually.

Since our first class of Crosby Scholars graduated in 2016, over $500,000 in Last Dollar Grants have been awarded to help make the dream of college a reality for Rowan County students. The funds raised continue to go directly back to our students!

Thank you for supporting the Great Tailgate!