Crosby Seniors Newsletter

Class of 2018

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Reminders

March 1- John A. Carter Memorial Scholarship Opens

March 8 - John O. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Opens

March 9 - Paul Fisher Scholarship Closes

March 15- LAST Traditional Senior Academy- Understanding Student Loans

March 16 - Sue P. Fisher Community Service Scholarship Closes

March 18 - Charlotte National College Fair

March 26 - Goodwill Willpower Scholarship Closes

March 30 - Deadline to Complete Financial Basics Online Academy

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Making Your Big Decision

Confirming your college enrollment plan is a BIG decision. Take the time to carefully evaluate all of your offers of admission. Talk to your school counselor, your family, and your Crosby Senior Advisor.


  • Attend prospective student events at the colleges to which you were admitted.
  • If you have been offered a spot on a college’s wait-list, learn what to do to be an active member of the Wait-List.
  • When you have received financial aid awards, compare them carefully and ask questions if you don’t understand the awards.
  • Once you have made your final enrollment decision, notify the other colleges that accepted you that you will not attend. Please notify schools as soon as you know you will not be attending.
  • No college can require you to commit to attending prior to May 1, the National Candidates Reply Date, with the exception of Early Decision or NCAA athletic scholarship programs.
  • Offers of admission are conditional upon review of your final transcript. Keep performing at the same competitive level throughout this semester so your grades do not drop. Your college will review your final transcript and may revoke your acceptance if you have performed below the college’s acceptable standards.

What Is Left?!

Crosby Scholars Scholarships

In addition to applying for financial aid and other outside scholarships, we encourage Crosby Scholars to apply for these scholarships that are only available to students who complete our program. You will have access to these applications through your Crosby portal. Log in and click the Scholarships tab to view all the details. Pay special attention to deadlines and requirements for completing the applications. All scholarship recipients will be announced on Sunday, April 29th, at the Crosby Scholars Senior Gala and HS Senior Awards Days.


Paul Fisher Scholarship
Application is live! Deadline: Friday, March 9
This is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship.
A Crosby Scholar senior and first-generation college student who plans to attend a 4-year college or university, and clearly expresses in an essay how he/she has been inspired educationally and hopes to inspire others; academic achievement will also be considered


Sue P. Fisher Community Service Scholarship
Application is live! Deadline: Friday, March 16th This is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. A Crosby Scholar senior who has overcome adversity, shows respect for all others, and has demonstrated the qualities of a leader; completed, documented, & submitted a minimum of 10 hours of community service during high school years as a Crosby Scholar.


Goodwill Willpower Scholarship
Application is live! Deadline: Monday, March 26
This is a $1,500 non-renewable scholarship.
A Crosby Scholar senior who actively participates in extra-curricular activities, has completed all requirements of the Crosby Scholars program, and who has overcome adversity while pursuing his/her educational goals and has emerged with a remarkable story of willpower and determination.


John A. Carter Memorial Scholarship
Application is live! Deadline: Friday, April 6
This is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship.
A Crosby Scholar senior from a middle income family with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher who clearly expresses in an essay which adult in his/her life has had the most impact on him/her and why.


John O. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
Application goes live on Mar 8th! Deadline: Monday, April 9
This is a $1000 non-renewable scholarship. A Crosby Scholar senior from a family with demonstrated financial need with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25 or higher; must complete two short essays.

Stay Tuned!!

Next month's issue will discuss important topics, such as: the BIG May 1st decision, choosing your roommate, signing up for college courses, paying initial costs, etc.