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Crosby Scholars - Rowan County

  • Crosby Scholars - Rowan County
  • 225 North Main Street
    Suite 102
  • Salisbury, NC 28144
  • (704) 762-3512
  • 2013

Program Description

The Crosby Scholars Program is a unique college access program for students in grades 6-12 enrolled in the Rowan County School system. The Program prepares students academically, financially, and personally for successful college enrollment.

    • Students participate in Crosby Scholars Academy - a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops that may include test-taking and study skills, time management, conflict resolution and a host of courses to help students prepare for college admission.
    • Students perform community service, agree to remain drug-free and to obey all school rules and regulations.
    • Crosby Scholars receive advisory services, take part in career and college exploration activities, and participate in college admission and financial aid workshops.
    • Students completing the program in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to apply for "Last Dollar Grants" for college.

    Program applications are available each year to students in grades 6-10. Students attending Rowan County public schools in grades sixth through tenth are accepted into the Program upon application. Our vision is to ensure that every public school student in Rowan County has the opportunity to experience the life-transforming possibilities of higher education.

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 55%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 9%
  • Other: 6%
  • African American: 22%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 634
  • Middle School: 344
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%