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Athletic Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded each year to deserving graduating seniors, who have shown outstanding leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular activities for his or her school. The scholarship awards to any one student may be up to a maximum of $10,000.00 per year.

Robert B. Westfall Award

One (1) $10,000.00 scholarship to be awarded each year to one or more graduating seniors with financial need, 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. 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.
To Apply: Students must fill out an application and return it to the athletic department by April 25th.
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the principal or athletic director and booster club executive board.

Bob Ufer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually.  Amount varies ($1000-$5000) based on number awarded

Criteria for Award:  Must be attending the University of Michigan, excel in some academic regard and participated in athletics at Pioneer.
Applicants do not have to play varsity athletics at Michigan.  Full scholarship athletes are ineligible for this award.
To Apply:  Student must fill out an application and return it to the athletic office by April 20.

Selection Process: The athletic director will review applications and choose the finalists.  Finalists will be interviewed by the Ufer family and the Ufer family will choose the recipient(s).

 

Robert E. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
A $300.00 grant 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 principal and the athletic director.

 

Kacee Cronk Scholarship

$1000 award 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 female senior who displays the dedication to succeed in academic and athletic endeavors which were evident in the life of Kacee Cronk.  A letter of interest should be returned to the athletic office by April 20.

To Apply:  A letter of interest should be returned to the athletic office by April 20th.

Selection Process:  Recipients will be chosen by the principal and the athletic director.

 


AWARDS GIVEN BY BOOSTER CLUB

Spirit of Pioneer Award
This award is given to athletes who continually support, encourage and participate in team activities while maintaining an enthusiastic and supportive attitude regardless of their own individual success.  It is for the athlete who leads through his or her character, commitment to the team and love of the sport.
Criteria for Award:  The “Spirit of Pioneer” award brings attention to not only the teams’ coaches and players but also people outside the particular sport.  The recipients are dedicated young athletes who can be depended on to attend practice, to work to his or her ability, to behave in an appropriate manner whether performing or practicing and is a strong support to the team effort.  This award is not based on the individual athletes’ accomplishments but on the more subtle, though very significant values of athletic competition, which contributes to the development of our solid citizens of tomorrow.
To Apply:  Applicants are nominated by his / her coach with a maximum of 3 applicants per sport.
Selection Process:  Recipients are chosen by the Booster Club board.

Clarence Illi Outstanding Senior Athlete Award
Named after long time Pioneer supporter Clarence Illi beginning in 1977, the Ann Arbor Booster Club selects the outstanding male and female senior athletes of the year.
An award will be presented to each individual and their names will be recorded on a plaque that is part of the permanent record of Pioneer athletic history.  Each winner will receive a Pioneer blanket.
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 academic ability; eligible to graduate this year.

To Apply:  Applicants are nominated by the coach, one nomination per sport.
Selection Process:


AWARDED BY THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:

Versatility Award

Given to each athlete who has received varsity letters is three different sports at Pioneer.

Army Reserve National/Scholar Athlete
One male and one female student who have demonstrated excellence in both academics and athletics.  Selected athletes will receive an Olympic-style bronze medal.
Criteria for Award: Must be recommended by the athletic director, and must be a graduating senior, have won a varsity letter, have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or better.  There is no military obligation with this award.

To Apply: Contact the athletic director
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the principal and the athletic director.

 

Distinguished Athlete Award Program-United States Marine Corps

Criteria for Award: Must be recommended by the athletic director, and must be a high school student in grades 9 – 12, be an athlete in a school sponsored varsity sport and be recognized as having best exhibited the personal traits of courage, poise, self-confidence and leadership while performing as a varsity athlete.
To Apply: Contact the athletic director
Selection Process: Recipients will be chosen by the principal and the athletic director.

Michigan Scholar-Athlete Awards
A $1000 scholarship is given annually, from all athletes nominated statewide.

Criteria for Award:  Student are selected by the athletic department and counseling staff.  Must have earned a varsity letter and have a high grade point average (3.5 or better).  The student is required to

To Apply:  Submit three letters of recommendation, a picture, and a short essay to the athletic department counselor by October 31.

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

 

Bryan J Westfield Scholarship

$500 grant

Criteria for Award:  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.  Applicants must be a graduating senior of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School or have participated in sports at Pioneer, have received a varsity letter in Pioneer Women’s track & field and/or cross country, meet athletic eligibility requirements at the time of graduation, be attending an institution of higher education the following year.  This scholarship can only be used for books and tuition.  Applicants must disclose if they are receiving any athletic scholarships or have applied for other scholarships.

To Apply:  Submit online application, and bring a paper copy to the athletic office with your latest transcript by April 1st.  One or more letters of recommendation are required and must be from someone independent of the scholarship fund and unrelated to the Westfield family.

Westfield Scholarship

Selection Process: