COVID-19 Response

The Dorrance Scholarship requires the submission of test scores. However, two adjustments have been made to the 2021 Dorrance Scholarship application process.

1. DSP will accept the Classical Learning Test (CLT) score in addition to ACT or SAT scores. To mitigate the impact of COVID on in-person testing, students can take the CLT exam in their own homes on their own devices. There are two CLT remote testing dates provided below. The exam is proctored via camera, microphone, and keystroke analysis.  All video is reviewed by the CLT to certify (or disqualify) exam results. Need-based fee waivers are available for all three tests.

Students can register for the exams at the links below:
ACT: Register Here
SAT: Register Here
CLT*: Register Here

2. DSP will accept the Pre-SAT (PSAT) junior year scores instead of ACT, SAT, or CLT scores.  If students took the PSAT as a sophomore or junior, we recommend that they take one of the three tests above if possible, to reflect their learning since junior year.

DSP Test Score requirement:
ACT= 22 (Composite)
SAT= 1110 (Combined)
CLT= 72
PSAT= 1050 (Combined) (PSAT scores taken from the student’s sophomore or junior year)

Recommendation Form and Other Guidelines

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA or test score requirements will not be considered and, therefore, should not apply.

If you are asked to complete a recommendation form for a Dorrance Scholarship applicant, be aware that you will complete your form online. Please provide the student with your official school email address so that they can enter this into their application. An electronic invitation will be sent to you with instructions about filling out and submitting your form from SmarterSelect.

Online application opens October 1, 2021.

Students must complete their application by 4:59pm* on February 9, 2022.

If students are selected as Semi-Finalists, recommendation forms must be submitted electronically by 4:59pm* on March 9, 2022.

*Deadlines are based on Arizona Standard Time.

Please contact the Dorrance Scholarship Programs if:

  • You would like advice about preparing a student for the application and interview process
  • You are working with a student who has questions about our eligibility criteria

Information Sessions

If you would like to attend one of our Counselor Information Sessions, register below:

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1pm – Register Here

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10am – Register Here

Thursday, December 16 at 10am – Register Here

Thursday, January 20 at 1pm – Register Here