Letters of Recommendation 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 write a letter of recommendation for a Dorrance Scholarship applicant, be aware that you will complete your letter 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 writing and submitting your letter from SmarterSelect.

Students must complete their application by 5:00pm* on February 6, 2019.

If students are selected as Semi-Finalists, letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically by 5:00pm* on March 6, 2019.

*Deadlines are based on Arizona Standard Time.

Please contact the Dorrance Scholarship Programs if:

  • You would like to schedule an information session at your school about the Dorrance Programs
  • You counsel a student who is ineligible to complete the FAFSA
  • 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


College & Career Planning
Sample Application
DSP Flyer 2018
Tasklist to guide applicants through our process