Robert and Teri Crosby have generously donated $1 million to establish the Robert F. Crosby Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will provide financial support to eligible families who would not otherwise be able to afford the tuition to attend Franklin Academy.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to receive this generous gift from Robert and Teri. It will have a profoundly positive impact on the community we serve,” says Dr. Wyayn Rasmussen, Executive Director of Franklin Center. “This scholarship fund will change the lives and paths of development for many deserving neurodiverse students for years to come.”
The Crosbys have dedicated substantial time and resources to pursuing philanthropy projects supporting Franklin Academy, Second Harvest Heartland, and other organizations. “Franklin Academy is one of the strongest schools we have observed across the nation serving this high-need community. Their programs and services are top-notch,” says Robert Crosby. “The success stories and testimonials coming from families and students are the ultimate gifts, beyond the value of any donation. Teri and I are so pleased to be able to work with Wyayn and the outstanding team she has assembled. It’s a privilege to be able to share in the development and advancement of the students who attend such an important institution in our community.”
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship for the 2023-24 school year, please submit an application below. Please note: Application for The Crosby Scholarship should happen after a school tour has occurred and an application for admissions has been submitted.
*In addition to submitting this application, families must also submit a financial aid application via the Blackbaud Financial Aid Management website by clicking here.
Robert F. Crosby Scholarship Application