Crosby Senior Newsletter

Class of 2018 May/June Issue

Crosby Scholars Class of 2018

Senior Gala

The Crosby Scholar Senior Gala was full of excitement as the scholarship winners were announced. Seniors from each high school were recognized for completing all of the program's requirements and were called forward to receive their Crosby Scholar honor graduation cord as their college choice was named. Congratulations to the 145 Seniors that will be graduating this June. Combined they have attended 1019 academies and logged over 8,851 hours of community service since being active Crosby Scholars.

Scholarship Winners announced!

Congratulations to our top scholars and scholarship winners!

The Goodwill Willpower Determination Award recipient is Hannah Venable, graduating from Carson High School. She will attend UNCW in the Fall.

J. Michael McDuffie Memorial Scholarship winners announced:

Mrs. Kathy Sanborn selected one student from each traditional high school for the J. Michael McDuffie Memorial Scholarship who demonstrated perseverance and determination.

East Rowan High School: Hollie Harrison will attend Guilford College

Jesse Carson High School: Ethan Rhodes will attend NCSU

North Rowan High School: Xochiltl Nunez-Ariza will attend UNCC

Salisbury High School: Onarione Hoover will attend UNCC

South Rowan High School: Angelina Palacios will attend UNCC

West Rowan High School: Darreon Gittens will attend Catawba

The Alice and Fred Stanback $25,000 Scholarship winner is named:

The recipient of the $25,000 Alice and Fred Stanback Scholarship is Sara Coello, who will graduate from Rowan County Early College. She will attend UNC- Chapel Hill in the Fall where she will study to be a Pediatric Endocrinologist. She plans to research the environmental factors that contribute towards diabetes.

Sara is pictured with Crosby Scholar Program Director Flora Calderon-Steck. Congratulations Sara!!

Top Crosby Scholars

The student with the highest GPA from each school was recognized and honored with an award certificate. The following students have earned this prestigious title and were recognized for their hard work and dedication by Dr. Lynn Moody.

East Rowan High School: Angelique Scialdone- will attend UNC Chapel Hill

Carson High School: Gabrielle Jolly- will attend University of Alabama

North Rowan High School: Xochiltl Nunez-Ariza- will attend UNCC

Rowan County Early College: Sara Coello- will attend UNC Chapel Hill

Salisbury High School: Bethanie Stauffer- will attend Vanderbilt University

South Rowan High School: Kaitlyn McCombs - will attend UNCC

West Rowan High School: Alexander Ho- will attend UNC Chapel Hill


The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant (LDG) is need-based financial aid. The application is open in the portal under the College/Funding tab. A scholar must also apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA in order to be considered for a LDG and demonstrate not only financial need but also remaining need after the school of choice has awarded aid. To determine eligibility, the Crosby Scholars staff completes a need analysis form on each scholar individually.

Three supporting documents must be uploaded to the senior portal under My Documents to complete the application:

  1. A copy of the scholar’s letter of admission from the institution he/she will attend
  2. A copy of the financial aid award letter from the institution he/she will attend
  3. A copy of pages 1 & 2 of the FAFSA SAR (Student Aid Report)

Eligibility: Scholars who complete the program Senior year with a cumulative GPA of 2.0+ are eligible to apply for a LDG for up to 4 years. The deadline to submit the online application in the portal is June 30. All supporting documents must be uploaded by July 15.

Did you miss the Gala? Cords will be hand delivered to your school or you can contact the office and schedule a time to pick your cord up.

Reminder! Do not forget to update your college in the portal!!!

Crosby Scholars Rowan County



Senior Program Requirements

*Only students who complete the Senior program are eligible to apply for Last Dollar Grants and Crosby scholarships.