Iredell Crosby Scholars
Fall 2017 Newsletter
Iredell Crosby Scholars First Big Fundraising Event
Crosby's Casino Aspire
Saturday, Nov. 11th, 7-11pm
120 Trump Sq
Other Ways to Help
Prizes are being built with items big and small. See what you are able to contribute by visiting the list at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f45aba82baafd0-crosby3 add your name to list today--our seniors are counting on us!
And, of course, tell everyone you know about the event and encourage them to attend!
Debunking Some Crosby Scholar Myths
This fall, Crosby Scholars begins the third school year serving public school students in Iredell County. Almost one hundred and fifty seniors are preparing to graduate as Iredell’s first Crosby class, but a few misconceptions about the program might be preventing potential enrollees from joining.
The name “Scholars” sometimes gives the impression that Crosby Scholars aids only high-achieving students who aspire to top-level universities. However, the program assists all students who want to pursue education beyond high school—whether community college, trade school, or a traditional four year program.
Another mistaken belief is that Crosby Scholars just helps first-generation students whose parents didn’t attend college. Some Crosby parents have advanced college degrees, and some have no college or high school—all are welcome!
Other parents worry that their child will take a spot that another student needs more than they do. There is no enrollment limit, so everyone who wants to participate may join!
Finally, people may think that a program offering so much must involve a large time commitment. Yet, in each school year (until a senior), Crosby Scholars minimum requirements take merely four hours to complete. That’s a small investment of time to reap the ultimate free benefit of the program—being the best-prepared college applicant possible, accepted and enrolled at a great higher education program!
So, why wait--enroll now at www.crosbyscholarsiredell.org.
New Faces at Iredell Crosby Scholars
Read a little about each new staff member in the paragraphs below.