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Crosby Scholars extends enrollment deadline

SALISBURY — The Crosby Scholars program has extended its enrollment for students in sixth through 10th grades until Sunday.

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

Students who enroll in middle school benefit from the program’s focus on character development and have the chance to take part in local college tours and 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 education opportunities for each student after high school.

Seniors in the program are provided a trained one-on-one adviser who assists with college plans and the college application process.

Since its inception in 2013, Rowan County Crosby Scholars has enrolled more than 4,300 students who have performed over 35,000 hours of community service.

So far, 360 seniors have graduated across the county as Crosby Scholars. They are attending colleges as far away as New York University and as close as Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Through the generosity of community partners, Crosby Scholars has awarded $25,000 in scholarships and over $140,000 in Last Dollar Grants — grants given to qualifying students with financial need.

Enroll now through Sunday at crosbyscholarsrowan.org or call the Crosby Scholars office at 704-762-3512 for more information.

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