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Your monthly guide to Scholarships & Financial Aid: Feb 2020

In this issue, you will find:


  • Goodwill Willpower Scholarship

  • Advancing Capitalism Scholarship
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Gamma Kappa Boule) Scholarship
  • AAMPED Scholarship
  • Harry Scofield Book Memorial Scholarship
  • UNC School System FAFSA Priority Filing Deadlines
  • Need Answers about the FAFSA? CFNC is here to help!
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Crosby Scholars offers several scholarship opportunities specifically for Crosby Scholars Seniors. These scholarships were created with YOU in mind, so don't miss your opportunity for FREE money for college.


Don't wait -- APPLY today in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal. New opportunities are posted in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal every Monday. You may apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for!

Goodwill Willpower Scholarship Opens Feb 3!

The Program will award a non-renewable $1,500 scholarship annually to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior who has weathered adversity resulting from a personal choice and has emerged with a remarkable story of willpower and determination. The applicant must plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Opens in the Portal February 3 – Deadline is March 1

Advancing Capitalism Scholarship Opens Feb 3!

The Program will award up to three renewable $1,250 scholarships to graduating Crosby Scholar seniors who will enroll in a four-year college or university with either Business or Economics as their intended major, has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher, and who submit an essay utilizing one of three available essay prompts. The scholarship is renewable through four continuous years of undergraduate study for a maximum cumulative award of $5,000 as long as the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA, a major in business or economics, and provides an annual update on their progress through school. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Opens in the Portal February 3 – Deadline is March 1

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Gamma Kappa Boule) Scholarship Opens Feb 10!

The Program will award a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to two graduating Crosby Scholar African-American males who demonstrate academic achievement by holding a cumulative weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher; and clearly express in an essay the theme of being “My Brother’s Keeper”. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Opens in Portal February 10 – Deadline is March 8

AAMPED Scholarship Opens Feb 17!

The Program will award one non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior who has participated in an AAMPED activity, who will enroll in a two- or four-year college or university; has a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher; who has successfully completed all requirements of the Crosby Scholars Program from grade 9 through graduation; and who has performed a minimum of ten community service hours during their senior year. The student will clearly demonstrate in an essay how they will apply the principles of servant leadership to their college experience and beyond. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Opens in the Portal February 17 – Deadline is March 15

Harry Scofield Memorial Book Scholarship Opens Feb 24!

The Program will award a non-renewable $300 book scholarship to four graduating Crosby Scholar seniors who will enroll in a two- or four-year college or university, who attended the Senior Academy on Scholarships, and who demonstrate academic achievement by holding a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to scholars whose parent/guardian is employed by an educational institution; however, all scholars are eligible to apply. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Opens in the Portal February 24 – Deadline is March 22

Don't miss these UNC School System FAFSA Priority Filing Deadlines

Still haven't submitted your FAFSA? Get started NOW before your school's FAFSA deadline passes.


Make sure you know the institutional Financial Aid priority deadline for your school! Filing out and submitting your 2020-21 FAFSA by a school's Institutional priority deadline is the best way to ensure you will be considered for the most federal and state financial aid funds.


UNC School System FAFSA Priority Filing Dates


  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- March 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- March 1st
  • Eastern Carolina University -- March 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville -- March 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke -- March 1st
  • Winston Salem State University -- March 1st
  • Appalachian State University -- March 1st
  • Elizabeth City State University -- March 1st
  • North Carolina State University -- March 1st
  • North Carolina Central University -- March 15th


If you do not see your school listed, you can find their FAFSA priority deadline by checking the Financial Aid section of their website.

Need Answers About the FAFSA? CFNC is here to help!

Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Assistance


Want help completing the FAFSA? We'll make it easy. College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and State Employees' Credit Union are offering free programs to help you complete and submit this important form.


Follow this link to a short form that will tell us where we can find you assistance: Find Me FAFSA Assistance