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Bryan J Westfield Scholarship Fund

Initial grant amount: $500  Number of grants: 1

Although the award is merit based, other factors such as financial need and applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds may be taken into consideration, but are not criteria for receipt of the award.

  • Be a graduating senior of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (Clemente, Ann Arbor Tech, or Community student-athletes who participated for Pioneer)
  • Have received a varsity letter in Pioneer Women’s track & field and/or cross-country team(s)
  • Should meet athletic eligibility requirements at the time of graduation
  • Be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall
  • Applicants must disclose if they are receiving any athletic scholarships or have applied for other scholarships
  • Submit online application (printed copy is also required)
  • Latest transcript required
  • At least one letter of recommendation required and must be from someone independent of the scholarship fund and unrelated to the Westfield family
  • This scholarship can only be used for books and tuition
  • Application submitted by April 1 via the on-line site at:

Westfield Scholarship Link

 

Nathan Lyndell Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund: $500 award

Established in 2003 in memory of Nathan Hall, by his parents, who died suddenly just days after his graduation from Community High School.  This fund benefits student athletes at Pioneer and Community High Schools and student-alumni of the Ypsilanti Junior Football and Cheerleading program.

Number of available awards: Three

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Will be a graduate from Pioneer with four consecutive years of participation in one high school sport OR
  • Will be a graduate from Community OR
  • Will be a graduate and an alumni of Ypsilanti Junior Football and Cheerleading (YCJAA) with four consecutive years of participation in one high school sport and two years of participation in YCJAA AND
  • Will be accepted to a two-year or four-year college or university to pursue a degree
  • Minimum GPA 3.2
  • Two years of community service involvement during high school

Required Materials:

  • Latest transcript required
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Description of how your involvement in community service has impacted your life (upload as attachment to application)

Essay on the following topic (upload as attachment to application):
  “No Regrets” by Nathan Lyndell Hall
.  This tattoo was my gift to myself for my eighteenth birthday. I didn’t get it because it’s “cool” to get tattoos these days; I got it because it is what I live my life by. I started to believe, a long time ago, that everything I do makes me a better person in the end. No matter what. I choose to learn from everything I do instead of dwell on how I could have done it differently. I don’t see the point in worrying about something I can’t change. I just plan on doing it right the next time.

  On the application, please indicate which Hall Scholarship you are applying for:

1. Pioneer High School OR

2. Community High School OR

3. YCJAA

All Applicants must apply on-line

http://scholarships.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=33

 

Robert B. Westfall Memorial Award

One (1) $10,000.00 scholarship to be awarded each year to one or more needy graduating senior, who has shown outstanding athletic ability and leadership qualities for his/her school.  Criteria for Award: This student must show a need for financial assistance to begin his or her first year of education at a four-year college or university of his or her choice. He or she must have shown outstanding athletic ability and leadership qualities for his or her school. Student must have demonstrated good citizenship while in high school. The student must have participated in extracurricular school activities may include clubs, athletic competition, and other activities by Pioneer High School. This is not an athletic scholarship and applicants do not have to play varsity athletics at the college or university that he/she will attend.  While it is not necessary, a preference will be given to students who plan to attend the University of Michigan. Athletes who have full scholarships may be ineligible for this award, or, alternatively, students who are awarded this scholarship may become ineligible for this  award.  Student must fill out attached application and return by April 20.

Westfall Memorial Application

Selection Process: Receipt (s) will be chosen by the Westfall family representatives.

 

Bob Ufer Memorial Scholarship Fund

A $1000 scholarship is awarded annually.

Criteria for Award:

1.  Must be attending the University of Michigan

2.  Excelled in some academic regard

3.  Participated in athletics at Pioneer

4.  This is not an athletic scholarship and applicants do not have to play varsity athletics at   Michigan.  Full scholarship athletes are ineligible for this award.

5.  Student must fill out attached application and return by April 20.

Selection Process: Receipts will be interviewed by the Ufer family.

Bob Ufer Application
Robert E. Lewis Memorial Scholarship

The award is a $300.00 grant.

The grant was established in memory of Robert E. Lewis, Jr., a member of the 1956 graduating class, by his classmates and family.  Robert was an outstanding scholar, student leader, and athlete while in school.  On February 5, 1961, Robert drowned in the Pacific Ocean in an effort to save another soldier.

Criteria for Award:  a graduating senior, who is considered a scholar, student leader, and an athlete.  A letter of interest should be returned to the athletic office by April 20.

Selection Process: Receipts will be chosen by the athletic director and a small committee.
Kacee Cronk Scholarship

This award was established by the family of Kacee Cronk to honor her love of life.  Kacee was a gymnast and scholar at Pioneer who died shortly after her graduation in 1989, in a car accident.  She was self-motivated and ambitious, and always looked to the future with hope and excitement.  The recipient who receives this $1,000.00 award will be a young woman with these qualities.

Criteria for Award:  It is awarded each year to a senior woman who displays the dedication to succeed in academic and athletic endeavor that was evident in the life of Kacee Cronk.  A letter of interest should be returned to the athletic office by April 20.

Selection Process: Receipts will be chosen by the athletic director and a small committee.

 

AWARDS GIVEN BY BOOSTER CLUB

Clarence Illi Outstanding Senior Athlete Award

Beginning in 1977, the Ann Arbor Booster Club began selecting a young man and woman as the outstanding senior athletes of the year.  It was most filling that these awards be names after long time Pioneer supporter Clarence Illi.
 An award will be presented to each individual and then their names will be recorded on a plaque that will become part of the permanent record of Pioneer athletic history.  Each winner will receive a Pioneer blanket and potential small monetary award.
 Full scholarship athletes cannot receive monetary funding from this award.

Criteria for Award: A varsity letter winner; good sportsmanship; support of the total athletic program; cooperation with coaches and fellow team members; good citizenship in school and community; meeting his or her scholastic ability; member of the graduation class and eligible to graduate with the class.

Selection Process:  All applicants are to be nominated by the coach of their sport, one per sport.

 

HONORS GIVEN BY ATHLETICS

Versatility Honor

Given to those athletes who have received varsity letters is three different sports throughout their athletic careers at Pioneer.  Winners will be named in the graduation program

 

Army Reserve National/Scholar Athlete

One male and one female student who have demonstrated excellence in both academics and athletic.  Selected athletes will receive an Olympic-style bronze medal.

Criteria: To be eligible, a student must be recommended by his or her athletic director, student who are interested must seek out the athletic director and must:

  1. Be a graduating senior
  2. Have won a varsity letter
  3. Have a G.P.A. of 3.5

 

Selection Process: Receipts will be chosen by the athletic director at the proper time of the school year.

Distinguished Athlete Award Program-United States Marine Corps

Criteria: To be eligible, a student must be recommended by his or her athletic director, and if a student is interested should contact the athletic director, and must:

a.  Be a high school student in grade 9 – 12

b.  Be an athlete in a school sponsored varsity sport

c.  Be recognized as having best exhibited the personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership while performing as a varsity athlete.

 

Selection Process: Receipts will be chosen by the athletic director at the proper time of the school year.

 

Michigan Scholar-Athlete Awards

A $1000 scholarship is given annually, from all athletes nominated statewide.

Criteria: A maximum of six male and six female students are selected by the athletic department and counseling staff.  Must have earned a varsity letter and have a high grade point average (3.5).  The student is required to submit three letters of application, picture, and short essay, to the career center by November 25th.

Selection Process: Receipts will be chosen by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.