Crosby Scholars

"We are truly thankful for the opportunity to serve others through this avenue of the Crosby Scholars Program. " - Renet Parris

Vision Statement

We seek to ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college.

Mission Statement

We will assist public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment.

For College. For Life.

As a partnership of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, the Winston-Salem Foundation, the United Way and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Crosby Scholars Program is a nonprofit college access organization through which students begin to prepare academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission beginning as early as middle school. With a 20-year history of providing academic training, financial aid and college application workshops, advisory services, college tours, and Last Dollar Grant scholarships, Crosby Scholars now serves over 7,000 public school students per year.


With a 60-year history, The CROSBY National Celebrity Golf Tournament was the longest running charity golf tournament in the nation. During its 18 years in Winston-Salem, the tournament raised more than $18 million dollars for local and national charities. The Crosby Scholars Program began in 1992 by the organizers of The CROSBY, which was hosted and coordinated by the Sara Lee Corporation, with corporate sponsors from across the nation. Since 1996, the Program has been available to students in grades 6-12 attending public school in Forsyth County. The Program has graduated over 5,029 Crosby Scholars and awarded $3.7 million in Last Dollar Grant scholarships to students in Forsyth County.

Forsyth County Scholars