Crosby Seniors Newsletter

Class of 2019

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March 15 - Scholarships Closed DEADLINE to submit applications

March 17 - Charlotte National College Fair

April 1 - 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.

Let us know where you are going!

Seniors, please tell us when you have made a commitment. We want to share in your success! Please email us at and update your portal.

Also send us a senior picture so we can include it in our slideshow presentation for the Senior Gala.

What Is Left?!

Parent College Survival 101

Tuesday, April 16th, 6pm

500 North Main Street

Salisbury, NC

Parents; this academy is for you! Learn how to cope and support your freshman college student. Our team of professionals will share experiences to help you, as your child transitions from a high school student to a college student.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Crosby 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 at the Senior Gala and HS Senior Awards Days.

Paul Fisher Scholarship
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
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
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
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
This is a $1,000 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.

David Post Public Service Scholarship
This is a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship.

Will be awarded to one graduating Crosby Scholar senior who demonstrates academic ability and strong community involvement. Must attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and 10 hours of community service. The essay is a 500-word minimum and prompt is In your opinion, what are the greatest threats to democracy in the U.S. and why? Address at least two (i.e. voter suppression/gerrymandering, polarization/extreme partisanship, voter apathy, money in politics, executive branch overreach, uncivil discourse and/or racial/ethnic tension, media bias, judicial branch overreach).”

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.