Crosby Scholars Senior Program Newsletter - March 2023
Senior March Madness - Choosing the Winner in Your College Search
The big college decision is approaching. It's time for a head-to-head match-up of your accepted schools to determine the final winner! This is a big choice that you'll need to consider carefully, but you have many resources to help you figure out which school comes out on top. Talk to your guidance counselor, your family, and your Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor for advice.
Here are a few more things to keep in mind:
- Offers of admission are conditional upon review of your final transcript. Keep performing at the same competitive level throughout this semester so your grades don't drop. Your college will review your final transcript and may revoke your acceptance if you've performed below the college’s acceptable standards.
- Social media that does not align with the schools' standards can also trigger a school to revoke your admission, so post thoughtfully.
- 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.
- Attend prospective student events at the colleges to which you were admitted. If you have not visited the campus because of COVID, I would suggest you find a way to visit the campus at least once in person before committing.
- If you've been offered a spot on a college’s Waitlist, learn what you need to do next. Be sure to commit to another school you've been accepted to and pay your deposit by May 1st, even if you're staying on the waitlist.
- When you've received financial aid awards, compare them carefully and ask questions if you don’t understand the awards. Remember to prioritize grants and scholarships (free money) ahead of work-study, which is dependent on you being able to get a work-study job, and loans, which you'll eventually have to pay back.
- Once you've made your final enrollment decision, notify the other colleges that accepted you that you will not attend as soon as possible so they can offer your spot to someone else.
- Add your college name to your Crosby Scholars student portal.
Several Scholarships Still Open
Senior Gala - Senior Recognition
Crosby Scholars Iredell County will celebrate our Class of 2023 Seniors in person this year. Join us on
April 25, 2023
6 - 8pm
Statesville Civic Center
300 S Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
RSVP on the EVITE - http://evite.me/9PhZjfW6Jr
At this event we will announce scholarship winners, distribute graduation cords, and hear from guest speaker Isreal Suarez. To be included in the Senior Slide Show, please complete the following google form. Have a photo ready to upload to the google form.
Upload Photo in Google Form
Has Crosby Scholars Helped You? 2 Opportunities
Crosby Scholars Impact Scholarship is now open on the student portal. Share a short essay on how Crosby Scholars has helped you and your family. $500 Scholarship - awarded to one student.
Student Ambassadors NeededIredell Crosby Scholars seeks students interested in promoting the program through visits to potential sponsors. Scholars must be willing to speak to small groups of business men and women about the program and share experiences and program impact. Board members and staff can be effective fundraisers, but no adult can match the power of student participant.
This is an excellent opportunity for future marketing and development, business, public service, and any profession where presentation skills are critical. If interested, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list your schedule availability during weekdays.
Still Not Sure What to do Next?
1. Mitchell Community College Open House - March 18, 2023, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Mitchell's Statesville Campus.
2. Contact Jenniffer Jamison to discuss other options email@example.com
Iredell County Crosby Scholars Senior Program
Location: 124 4th Crescent Place, Statesville, NC, United States
Phone: (704) 873-5005