We want to take this opportunity to celebrate our seniors: their persistence and resilience in pursuing their post-secondary educational goals during this unprecedented time. In the first week of June, we recognized our
1,081 graduating Crosby Scholars
. Our students are outstanding.
· 411 students completed the Crosby Scholars program for 7 consecutive years, uninterrupted since 6
· The class of 2020 is heading off to more than 120 different colleges, universities, and military branches.
· Their top 2-year college choice is Forsyth Tech, where 135 students have enrolled. Their top 4-year enrollment choices are UNC Greensboro (89), Appalachian State University (82), N.C. State University (80), UNC Charlotte (76) and UNC Chapel Hill (71).
Our list of colleges where our students are enrolling includes Rhodes College in Tennessee, Rice University in Texas, Princeton in New Jersey, UCLA in California, Yale in Connecticut, University of Kentucky, University of Georgia, University of Hawaii, Howard University in Washington, DC, and several others. The full enrollment list will be published at the end of the summer.
· Three students enlisted in the United States military to serve our country: Joanna Hernandez enlisted in the United States Army National Guard; Wake Merrill and Daniel Ferrer-Cantu enlisted in the United States Navy.
· 12 Crosby Scholars were named valedictorians at their high schools.
· Seniors contributed 15,021 hours of community service in 2019-2020.
Additionally, with the support of generous donors, we awarded 26
Crosby Scholars Scholarships,
which recognize the many unique characteristics of our students, including their commitment to community service and overcoming challenges, among others.
We continue to process student applications for Last Dollar Grants, which provide up to $1,200 per year for up to four years if a student has unmet financial need to enroll in college.
To our community partners, we thank you for supporting our efforts to support our students. We are so proud of our students and wish them well in this next chapter of their lives
We will be here for them
throughout their college experience. Crosby Scholars is for college—and for life.