Important Information:

Standardized Test Requirement and 2021-22 Selection Process

1.  Our Standardized Test Requirement

Applicants for the Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship are required to submit an SAT score. 

Due to the cancellation of the regularly scheduled in-school March 2020 administration of the SAT, the fact that some public high schools chose not to conduct the Fall 2020 in-school administrations of the SAT offered by the Colorado Department of Education and the difficulty some students were encountering in fall 2020 in finding spaces in regular administrations of the SAT, we made the decision that, on a one-time basis only, we would accept PSAT scores solely for purposes of determining eligibility.  Students were still required to submit SAT scores for evaluation purposes.  Due to the fact that a regular in-school administration of the SAT was conducted in Colorado public schools in April 2021, we will not be accepting PSAT scores for eligibility purposes in the 2021-2022 selection process. If, for some reason, you did not take the SAT during the April 2021 in-school administration or you attend a private high school and have not yet taken the SAT, you need to take the SAT during the regular October 2 or November 6 administrations in order for your scores to be submitted to us in a timely fashion.

2.  Our New Eligibility Requirement

Unlike previous years when some students could meet our eligibility requirement based solely on their cumulative unweighted GPA through their first 3 years of high school, our new eligibility requirement takes into account BOTH a student’s cumulative unweighted GPA through the first 3 years of high school AND a standardized test score, either the student’s combined SAT critical reading and writing score and mathematics score or the student’s ACT composite score.  The higher a student’s cumulative unweighted GPA is, the lower the student’s standardized test score needs to be and vice versa.  Students can use Eligibility Table to determine the standardized test score they need to be eligible given their cumulative unweighted GPA for the first three years of high school.

  3.  Timeline for This Year’s Selection Process


Step in Process

October 15 Application Opens
December 1 (3:00 p.m. Central) Application Deadline
December 3 (3:00 p.m. Central) Deadline for Supporting Documents
February 14 Finalist Decisions Emailed
March 6 Finalist Interviews
March 14 Initial Recipient Decisions Emailed
May 3 Deadline for Initial Recipients to Accept Scholarship, Inform Foundation of College Choice and Submit Required Financial data if Requesting Need-Based Aid

If you have questions about the information on this page or about any aspect of the Las Animas Goree or Princeton Goree Scholarships, please feel free to email David Vandermeulen at

Public Meeting: September 26, 2021


Goree Scholarship 2021 Public Meeting

What:  A 2021 informational session about the Las Animas Goree Scholarship and the Princeton Goree Scholarship.

When:  Sunday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m. MDT

Where:  Virtual Zoom Meeting

Who:  Open to the public and particularly families and students at any stage of their high school career and 8th graders who are interested in learning about these two special scholarship opportunities available only to Las Animas County residents

Presentations:  PowerPoint Presentations for the meeting are now available for viewing on the Resources Page

Registration:  Complete and submit the form below to register.  A confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours and a link for the Zoom meeting will be sent prior to the start of the session.

Join us on September 26!