Program Overview

The Rowan Crosby Scholars Program is a college access organization for students in 6th - 12th grade who are enrolled in the Rowan County School system. The Program prepares students academically, financially, and personally for post-secondary opportunities.

Benefits of the Crosby Scholars program:
  1. COMPLETELY FREE PROGRAM!
  2. Offers a host of workshops, timelines, and guidance to help students and their families navigate successful college search and college enrollment or other post-secondary opportunities
  3. Students receive advisory services, take part in college/career exploration activities, and participate in college admission and financial aid workshops
  4. Offers one-on-one assistance with the college admission and financial aid process through pairing students with a personal Senior Advisor
  5. Provides multiple college tour options for students to attend and participate in yearly
  6. Informs and provides students with community service opportunities
  7. Students who complete the program and need financial assistance are eligible to apply for our 'Last Dollar Grant' in college for up to $1000 each year for 4 years.
  8. Students who graduate high school as a Crosby Scholar are eligible to receive scholarships specific for our program

Program applications are available each year to students in 6th - 10th grade. (Students have up to 10th grade to apply to be in our program).

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  • Requirements
    Requirements of the Crosby Scholars program:
    • Be enrolled in a public middle or high school in Rowan County
    • Attend ONE Crosby Scholar Academy each school year: a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops that may include test-taking skills, study skills, time management, conflict resolution and a host of other courses to help students prepare for college admission or other post-secondary opportunities.
    • Complete and submit a minimum of TWO community service hours each school year
    • Refrain from being placed in out-of-school suspension
    • Speak with four college reps at a college fair or visit four college campuses and submit the college fair/college visit form by their senior year
    • Participate in other mandatory requirements as assigned by grade level