Crosby Scholars enrolling students

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rowan Crosby Scholars

SALISBURY — Attention all Rowan-Salisbury students in grades sixth through 10th: if you want to go to college, the Crosby Scholars program wants to help!

Crosby Scholars is a free college access program available to public middle and high school students in Rowan County, whose goal is to work with students academically, personally and financially to assist with their educational plans after high school.

Students who enroll in grades six through eight benefit from the program’s focus on character development and have the chance to take part in local college tours, academy workshops and are exposed to a variety of careers. In high school, Crosby Scholars provides opportunities for students to learn how to become competitive college applicants, while honing in on the best possible educational opportunities for each student after high school graduation. Seniors in the program are provided a trained one-to-one advisor who assists with college plans and the college application process.

Since its inception in 2013, Rowan County Crosby Scholars has enrolled over 3,600 students who have performed over 20,000 hours of community service. In June, the first class of 175 seniors graduated across the county as Crosby Scholars. They will be attending 40 colleges in five states. Through the generosity of community partners, Crosby Scholars was able to award $13,000 in scholarships and over $50,000 in Last Dollar Grants (given to qualifying students with unmet financial need) to this class.

Enroll now through Oct. 1 at or call the Crosby Scholars office at 704-762-3512 for more information.