Smart Money Moves

Your monthly guide to Scholarships & Financial Aid: Feb 2021

Our Mission

We will assist public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment.


Our Vision

To ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college.

In This Issue:

Financial Aid Information

  • Need help? Schedule an individual Zoom meeting


Crosby Scholars Scholarship Opportunities

  • Carolyn "Mimi" Fox Education Scholarship
  • Kay Landry Scholarship Award
  • Goodwill Willpower Scholarship

  • Advancing Capitalism Scholarship
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Gamma Kappa Boule) Scholarship
  • AAMPED Scholarship
  • Paul Fulton First Generation Scholarship


Winston Salem Foundation Scholarships

  • go to wsfoundation.org/students to apply


WS/FCS Retired School Personnel Scholarship

  • March 31 Deadline


Fayetteville State University Alumni Scholarship

  • April 16 Deadline


February Financial Wellness Seminars hosted by Truliant Federal Credit Union

  • Join a free Financial Wellness seminar February 10 & 24


Girls on the Run Scholarship

Need Financial Aid help? Schedule an individual Zoom meeting!

Do you have questions about your FAFSA, RDS, or how to apply for Scholarships? We can help!

Reach out to Ashly Wilson, Crosby Scholars' Financial Aid Coordinator via email (awilson@crosbyscholars.org) or by phone 336-725-5371, to schedule an individual Zoom meeting.

Crosby Scholars Scholarship Opportunities

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.


Check out our Scholarship Pathway to help you find Scholarship opportunities that interest you!


Do you have a passion for helping those in your community? Check out our Community Service Based Scholarships. Are you an excellent writer? Don't wait to apply to our Essay Based Scholarships. Crosby Scholars offers Scholarship Opportunities for everyone -- find your best fit using our Scholarship Pathway.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m95N7uGhPsEmS5_LobV9mymRVzbqTGNE/view?usp=sharing

Carolyn "Mimi" Fox Education Scholarship

The Program will award one non-renewable $1,000 to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior who demonstrates academic achievement by maintaining at cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; who actively participates in extracurricular activities, including community service; who completes all requirements of the Crosby Scholars Program; and who plans to enroll at a two- or four-year college or University and who plans to teach in public education or be a public school teacher. The application is available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


Deadline is February 28

Kay Landry Scholarship Award

The Program will award a non-renewable $1,000 to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior from Carver High School who demonstrates a strong commitment to serving others; plans to enroll at a two- or four-year college or University; who completes all requirements of the Crosby Scholars Program


Deadline February 28

Goodwill Willpower Scholarship

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.


Deadline is February 28

Advancing Capitalism Scholarship

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.


Deadline is February 28

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Gamma Kappa Boule) Scholarship Opens Feb 8

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 8– Deadline is March 7

AAMPED Scholarship Opens Feb 15

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 high school years. 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 15 – Deadline is March 14

Paul Fulton First Generation Scholarship Opens Feb 22

The Program will award one non-renewable $500 scholarship to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior who is a First Generation College Student, demonstrates academic achievement by holding a cumulative unweighted 2.5 GPA, and who demonstrates in an essay what “Being First” means to them.


Opens in the Portal February 22 -- Deadline is March 21

The Winston Salem Foundation Scholarships make dreams a reality -- Apply today at wsfoundation.org/students

People from around our community have joined together to ensure that more local students have the resources to achieve their dreams. The Winston Salem Foundation offers both merit-based and financial need-based scholarships. No matter your GPA, your high school, or the college you plan to attend, they likely have an opportunity for which you’re eligible to apply.


Winston Salem Foundation Scholarship Application Deadlines:


March 15: Most merit-based

July 1: Most need-based


Go to wsfoundation.org/students to apply.


For more information, contact The Winston Salem Foundation at (336) 725-2382

WS/FCS Retired School Personnel Scholarship

The Winston-Salem Forsyth County Retired School Personnel will award $1,000 scholarships to at least two qualified students graduating in 2021 from the WS/FC School System. These scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who plan to pursue a college degree.


CLICK HERE to download the Scholarship requirements and application packet


Completion applications should be sent to:

Carolyn Matthews 1857 Faculty Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106

carolyn@thematthews.ws


DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS March 31.

Fayetteville State Alumni Scholarship

Fayetteville State University alumni chapter will provide at least two $500 Scholarships to the best applicants who exhibit excellence in involvement, participation, achievement, motivation, and goals.


Applications should be submitted to wsfsualumni@gmail.com by April 16, 2021. In advance, we thank you for your interest and participation.


Please return all application forms to wsfsualumni@gmail.com n addition to the application, please have your school counselor mail an official copy of your transcript to:


WS Alumni Chapter of FSU

3528 N Glenn Ave

Winston Salem, NC 27105


Application & Transcript Deadline is April 16, 2021!

Girls on the Run Scholarship

Girls on the Run is awarding the 3rd annual Rhylee Fielding Memorial Scholarship to two recipients this year in the amount of $2,000 (per scholarship).


Girls who are currently seniors and are college bound may be eligible to apply if she participated in the GOTR program when she was in 3-5th grades or 6-8th grades.


More details, including eligibility and the application be found here:

https://sites.google.com/girlsontherun.org/rhylee-fielding-scholarship

Financial Wellness Seminars hosted by Truliant Federal Credit Union

Free resources to help you manage your money and understand your finances hosted by Truliant Federal Credit Union


No matter where you are in your financial journey, Truliant can help with information and tips on everything from credit to identity theft. Check out the options below and add your favorites to your calendar.


February 10th - Solving the Mysteries of Credit
Credit reports and credit scores are increasingly important to our lives. They affect the cost of credit we receive, where we live, insurance rates we pay – even the jobs we can get. By understanding the reporting and scoring process, your consumer rights and responsibilities, how to recover from inaccuracies and how to guard against identity theft, you can establish, maintain and protect a strong credit history and good credit score.


10:00 - 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.


February 24th - Identity Theft
Our seminar provides an overview of common identity theft practices, tools for preventing identity theft and specific steps for victims of these kinds of crimes to take in order to minimize damage.

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. | 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.



How do I access the seminar?
Make a note on your calendar with your selected session(s). Once the seminar begins, click on the link that coincides with your time, or dial in with the information below.

To join by phone, dial 415.655.0003 and enter the appropriate access code below.

February 10th and 24th:
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Access Code: 179 875 6412#
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Access Code: 179 487 1792#
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Access Code: 179 921 1507#