What’s New for 2021-2022?

Important Dates

  • Public Meeting on Las Animas Goree and Princeton Goree Scholarships, Ziccardi Hall, Mt. Carmel Health, Wellness and Community Center with Zoom Option:  September 11, 2022, 7:00 p.m.  View the Presentations from this year’s Meeting on our Resources page [will be available no later than September 1].
  • Registration (required) for Public Meeting Zoom Option Opens:  September 1, 2022
  • Application Opens [Expected]:  Friday, October 14, 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of Applications and Supporting Documents by students [Expected]:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 3:00 p.m. Central
  • Deadline for Submission of Recommendations and Supporting Documents by teachers and counselors [expected]:  Friday, December 2, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Central
  • Applicants Informed of Board’s Decisions on Finalists:  Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Finalist Interviews:  Sunday, March 5, 2023.  Note:  A decision will be made at the time the Finalists are announced as to whether interviews will be conducted in-person or by Zoom.
  • Finalists Informed of Board’s Decisions on Recipients and Alternates: Monday, March 13, 2023
  • Deadline for Recipients to respond to the Foundation’s offer of a scholarship and, if accepting a scholarship, to inform the Foundation of their college choice and to submit required financial information if they are seeking a needs-based award in addition to full tuition and fees [Expected]: Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Important Notes

  1. Eligibility:  Beginning in 2021, students will have to (1) have an unweighted cumulative GPA through their first 3 years of high school of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent AND (2) a qualifying combined evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics score on the SAT OR composite score on the ACT as indicated on this Eligibility Table.  Students can no longer establish eligibility solely on the basis of GPA or standardized test score alone.
  2. Supporting Documents and Recommendations:  Supporting documents and recommendations must be uploaded.  They can no longer be emailed or mailed.
    1. Students may submit supporting documents up until the [Expected] deadline for submitting applications:  Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Central.  After the deadline for submitting applications has passed, only counselors can submit supporting documents on behalf of students.  All supporting documents must be submitted by [Expected] Friday, December 2, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Central.
    2. Students must follow the directions contained within the application for the submission of recommendations.  The deadline for submission of recommendations [Expected] is Friday, December 2, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Central.
  3. Teacher Evaluation:  The required teacher evaluation must come from a teacher who has taught the student in 9th, 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade.  Evaluations from a teacher who taught the student in elementary or junior high/middle school will not be accepted unless the teacher has also taught the student in high school. Evaluations from an academic advisor, academic coach, athletic coach, extracurricular advisor or any other person unless that recommender has also taught the student as a classroom teacher in grades 9, 10, 11 and/or 12.
  4. SAT:  Because the SAT is now the standardized test taken by all Colorado high school juniors, we require it for all applicants.  If students so choose, they may also submit ACT scores and Advanced Placement test scores.
  5. Questions about the Application:  For questions about the online application process or about submitting supporting documents, email lasanimasgoree@scholarsapply.org, or call toll-free 1-800-537-4180 (please note that this number has changed) and ask for the Mary John Goree Las Animas County Scholarship Program.