Scholarship Renewal

Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

Students must submit a transcript at the end of each quarter/semester for review.  Transcripts must be submitted according to the process stipulated by Scholarship Management Services.

For questions, contact us:

  • Email:  lasanimasgoree@scholarsapply.org
  • Call Toll Free: 1-855-758-8608 and ask for the Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship Program
  • Mail (if needed):

The Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN  56082

Renewal Criteria:

  1. If a student’s GPA for a particular quarter/semester falls below 3.0, the student will be given a warning.
  2. If a student’s GPA falls below 3.0 for a second consecutive quarter/semester, the student will be placed on probation even if the student’s cumulative GPA remains at 3.0 or above.
  3. If a student has a GPA below 2.0 for a quarter/semester, the student will be required to schedule a meeting with the Foundation’s Board.  The outcome may be (a) a warning, (b) probation or (c) termination of the student’s scholarship.
  4. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on probation and the student’s grades will be scrutinized each quarter/semester.
  5. While a student remains on probation, if the student’s GPA for a particular quarter/semester falls below 3.0, the Foundation in its discretion may elect not to renew the scholarship.
  6. As long as the student’s quarter/semester GPA remains above 3.0, the student’s scholarship on account of poor academic performance will not be taken away even if the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 3.0.
  7. A student will remain on probation until the student’s cumulative GPA is at or above 3.0.

Renewals and Need-Based Awards for Living and Miscellaneous Expenses:

Beginning in the 2017-18 academic year, the Board has simplified the process for renewing scholarship awards for room and board (“living expenses”), and transportation, books, supplies and personal expenses (“miscellaneous expenses”).

When Total Cost is Less than Princeton’s Tuition and Fees:  All recipients whose total estimated college cost for tuition, fees, living and miscellaneous expenses, as published by the college, IS LESS than the amount of Princeton University’s tuition and fees for the year of the award ($47,500 in 2017-18) will receive a full-ride scholarship award for tuition, fees, living and miscellaneous expenses without regard to the recipient’s or their family’s financial circumstances. A renewing student whose total estimated cost IS LESS than Princeton’s tuition and fee amount does not need to submit financial information as part of the renewal process (even if they did in prior years).

When Total Cost is Greater than Princeton’s Tuition and Fees:  In the event the total estimated college costs for tuition, fees, living and miscellaneous expenses, as published by the college, ARE GREATER than the amount of Princeton’s tuition and fees for the year of the award ($47,500 in 2017-18), the recipient will receive a minimum award equal to THE GREATER of (1) Princeton’s tuition and fees or (2) tuition and fees at the recipient’s college. The recipient may request an additional need-based award for the recipient’s unmet living and miscellaneous expenses by providing the following financial information: (1) a copy of the determination of family contribution under the Princeton University Financial Aid Estimator, (2) a copy of the financial aid award letter from the recipient’s institution and (3) a copy of the first two pages of their parents’ IRS Form 1040 for the previous calendar year. The recipient’s family contribution as determined by the Princeton University Financial Aid Estimator will be subtracted from the recipient’s unmet living and miscellaneous expenses to determine the amount, if any, of a need-based award. All need-based awards are in the discretion of the Board.

Automatic Renewal of Need-Based Awards:  Need-based awards that include a family contribution will be automatically renewed in future years and no updated financial documentation is required except as provided below. In those cases, the Board will calculate adjustments, if any, to the award and inform the recipient of the new amount.

 1. If the number of children dependent upon the student’s parents attending college will increase or decrease in the upcoming academic year, the student must submit an updated calculation using the Princeton University Financial Aid Estimator along with the first two pages of their parents’ Federal 1040 for the previous year.

2. If the student submits an updated calculation using the Princeton University Financial Aid Estimator showing a reduction of $1,000 or more in the student’s expected family contribution (“EFC”) compared to the EFC used to compute the student’s need-based award in the previous academic year, along with the first two pages of their parents’ Federal 1040 for the previous calendar year.

Deferrals:

Deferrals, up to one year, will be considered for (1) issues of health, (2) rare professional development opportunities and (3) unique service-related activities.  Deferrals must be requested before the end of the quarter/semester prior to the period in which the deferral will be taken and must be pre-approved by the President of the Foundation Board.