Academic Scholarship Application

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  • Welcome to the Pioneer Connect Academic Scholarship. This is one of two scholarship programs currently offered by Pioneer. The other is the Pioneer Connect Community College Scholarship. A student can apply for the Community College Scholarship or the Academic Scholarship but cannot apply for both scholarships in the same year. Follow this link (Community College) for information concerning the Community College Scholarship.

    The Academic Scholarship is an online submission only.

    Application must be submitted no later than March 31, 2019 by 4:30pm.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship award.

    IMPORTANT: There is no time limit to the application process. However, the application will not be saved along the way. Be sure to have enough time to finish it or you will have to start back at the beginning.


  • The applicant must be a member or an immediate relative of someone who is a participating member of Pioneer Connect. The applicant’s primary place of residence must be located within territory served by Pioneer Connect. The immediate relative may be a spouse, son, or daughter.

    The applicant must also:

    • be currently enrolled or applying for admission to an undergraduate program in an accredited community college, four-year college or university, or vocational technical school
    • provide three letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members
    • provide legible copies of all high school and college or technical school transcripts
    • provide a copy of the applicant’s latest SAT and/or ACT test scores
    • submit all information requested on the application form and sign the certification at the end of the application.

    An applicant is eligible to receive the scholarship a maximum number of two times.

    After the award is made, the scholarship funds will be directly submitted to the institution of higher education in the name of the scholarship recipient.

    The completed application and all supporting documentation must be submitted/received no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2019.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship award.

    Judging by the Board of Directors will be based on the following criteria:

    • Scholastic achievement – 25%
    • Extra-curricular activities, accomplishments and recognition received – 15%
    • Career and educational goals – 20%
    • Personal Statement – 25%
    • Financial need – 5%
    • Open Book Quiz – 10%