—- AWARDS BY STUDENT APPLICATION —-
Robert B. Westfall Memorial Award
$10,000.00 scholarship to be awarded each year to one or more graduating senior(s), who has shown outstanding athletic ability and leadership qualities for his/her school.
Criteria for Award: 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 that may include clubs, athletic competition, and other activities at 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.
To Apply: Student must fill out attached application and return it to the athletic department by April 20.
Selection Process: Recipient(s) will be chosen by the Westfall family representatives.
Bob Ufer Memorial Scholarship Fund
$1000-$5000 scholarship is awarded annually.
Criteria for Award: Must be attending the University of Michigan, excelled in some academic regard and participated in athletics at Pioneer. 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.
To Apply: Fill out attached application and return it to the athletic office by April 20th.
Selection Process: Finalists will be chosen by the athletic director and interviewed by the Ufer family who will choose the recipient(s).
Nathan Lyndell Hall Memorial Scholarship
Three $500 awards. Established in 2003 by his parents in memory of Nathan Hall, 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.
Criteria for Award: A graduate of Pioneer with four consecutive years of participation in one high school sport OR a graduate from Community OR 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 is 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
To Apply: Provide your latest transcript, a Letter of Recommendation, and a short 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.
Bryan J Westfield Scholarship
$500 grant. 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.
Criteria for Award: A graduating senior who participated in women’s track & field/cross country at Pioneer High School and earned a varsity letter in one of those sports. You must meet athletic eligibility requirements at the time of graduation and 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. This scholarship can only be used for books and tuition
To Apply: Submit application below by April 20th. Latest transcript required along with at least one letter of recommendation from someone independent of the scholarship fund and unrelated to the Westfield family
Selection Process: Chosen by the Westfield family
Robert E. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
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.
To Apply: A letter of interest should be returned to the athletic office by April 20.
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the athletic director and a small committee.
Kacee Cronk Scholarship
$1000. 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.
Criteria for Award: A senior woman who displays the dedication to succeed in academic and athletic endeavor that was evident in the life of Kacee Cronk.
To Apply: Applications must be submitted to the Ann Arbor Education Foundation by April 15th. http://aapsef.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Cronk-Application.pdf
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the athletic director and the foundation.
Richard Weldon Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Established by Susan Pearlman in memory of her father Richard Weldon.
Criteria for Award: A graduating senior from Pioneer who has been employed while attending school. The primary use of this need based award will be in support of tuition and / or books.
To Apply: A letter of interest, transcript and resume should be returned to the athletic office by April 20.
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by a committee representing Mr. Weldon’s family, the Pioneer athletic department, and one or more community members.
—- AWARDED BY THE BOOSTER CLUB —-
Ray Pittman 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 fitting that these awards be named after long time Pioneer supporter Ray Pittman. An award will be presented to each individual and their names will be recorded on a plaque that will become part of the permanent record of Pioneer athletic history. 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 graduating class in good standing.
To Apply: Athletes are nominated by the coach of his /her sport. (one per sport)
—- HONORS AWARDED BY ATHLETICS —-
Given to athletes who have received varsity letters in three different sports throughout his/her athletic career at Pioneer. Winners will be named in the graduation program
Michigan Scholar-Athlete Awards
A $1000 scholarship is given annually, from athletes nominated statewide.
Criteria for Award: 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 grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Scholar-Athlete Competition Rules (PDF)
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.