Timeline for This Year’s Selection Process


Step in Process

October 14 Application Opens
November 30 (3:00 p.m. Central) Application Deadline
December 2 (3:00 p.m. Central) Deadline for Supporting Documents
February 13 Finalist Decisions Emailed
March 5 Finalist Interviews
March 13 Initial Recipient Decisions Emailed
May 2 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


Jenifer L. Vigilante, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission at Princeton University, will be conducting a public meeting on the educational opportunities, admissions process and financial aid policies of Princeton University on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 PM at the Trinidad History Museum. Students interested in the Mary John Goree Scholarship for Las Animas County residents at Princeton should attend. In September, a link for students to pre-register will be sent to Las Animas County high school counselors. When available, that link will also be posted on this site.

Special Event:

Goree Scholarship 2022 Public Meeting 

What:  2022 informational session about the Las Animas Goree Scholarship and the Princeton Goree Scholarship 

When:  Sunday, September 11, at 7:00 p.m. MDT

Where: Ziccardi Hall, Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Center, and by Zoom (pre-registration required for Zoom attendees only).

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:  Registration IS NOT required for in-person attendees.  Those who would like to attend via Zoom need to pre-register by completing and submitting the form below.  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 11!


By submitting your information, you’re confirming tht you are 18 years of age or have your parent’s permission to register for and attend the public meeting on Zoom