• Scholarships are Available

    Students must take an active role to search out opportunities.

    NYS Excelsior Scholarship is now available for students to apply for the 2018-19 college year. Attached is the link. The deadline to apply is July 23, 2018

    Excelsior Scholarship   

    Local Scholarships - Class of 2018 (Deadline has closed)

    2018 Scholarship for Academic Excellence
    Note: The NYS Education Department will be offering the 2018 Series Scholarships for Academic Excellence. The criteria Pioneer will use to determine eligibility will be Regents Test Scores along with the formula provided by the Award. Pioneer will use English x3, Algebra/Trig x3, Global x1, US History x1, Living Environment x1, Chemistry x1. In the case of a tie the high school shall determine priority order by lottery. For 2017 Pioneer has been given (1) $1500 award and (4) $500 awards. These awards will be presented to this years recipients at our Achievement Night which will be held June 7th, 2018 in the HS Auditorium at 6:30 PM.    In addition students should also:

    • Explore opportunities through their college of choice
    • Take advantage of scholarship opportunities through Pioneer High School and the local community
    • Check with your employer for scholarship opportunities
    • Check with your parents/relatives for scholarship opportunities from their employers or organizations
    • visit your local library for published books on scholarships
    • visit: WNY School Counselor - check out the student resource page for scholarships    

    Caution: Scholarships should never involve a fee that you need to pay! These are not legitimate and caution should be exercised.

    Click on the link below to access scholarship opportunities. Please note they are listed by deadline month.  


    APRIL 2018  

    E&M Engineers & Surveyors, PC Scholarship Deadline: 4/1/18 E&M Engineers & Surveyors, PC is pleased to announce its 12th annual scholarships.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors in WNY or NW Pennsylvania. 

    Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo  Deadline: 4/1/18 Link to Application  

    Western New York Association of School Nurses Memorial Scholarship Deadline:4/1/18 Students accepted into accredited BS school of Nursing program. $500 - $1000 Nursing Scholarship Application  

    CATTARAUGUS REGION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS Please go to for a full list of available scholarships and applications.

    WEST FALLS CONSERVATION SOCIETY, INC SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 4/2/18 The West Falls Conservation Society is pleased to sponsor a minimum of (1) $500. cash scholarship for the 2017-18 school year.  Additional awards may be presented as funding allows.  Further information is available in the High School Guidance Office.   

    ERIE COUNTY SCHOOL NUTRITION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 4/15/18 The Erie County School Nutrition Association (ECSNA) would like to give back to ur community by offering two $500 scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the food service field.  Application  

    STUDENT INSIGHTS SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline: 4/22/18 The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  

    OLEAN KENNEL CLUB SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 4/30/18 Application  

    LAWRENCE D. BELL NIAGARA FRONTIER CHAPTER OF THE AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 4/27/18 The scholarship is open to high school seniors that permanently reside or attend a school within the Air Force Association chapter's zip code areas 14001-14414.  This scholarship is open to men and women who have excelled in academics, participted in extra-curricular activities, and exemplified outstanding leadership qualities. 


    May 2018  

    KATHI WARD FOUNDATION FOR NURSING PRACTICE, INC SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 5/1/18 The $1,000 scholarship is available to area high school seniors who will be enrolling in a post-secondary school, majoring in registered professional nursing or licensed practical nursing.


    The American Legion Scholarship Deadline: 5/4/18 Intended to assist 8th District New York State Veterans, their familes and patriotic students who share the ideals of the American Legion. Two awards at $1500. American Legion Application  

    ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS Deadline: 5/11/2018 Application  

    VIETNAM VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 5/11/2018 The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 193, are again offering two scholarships to eligible high school graduates in the amount of $750.00. Application    

    Wyoming County Farm Bureau Scholarship sponsored by Lamb and Webster. $1500 Award. Deadline: 5/4/18 Wyoming County Farm Bureau Scholarship  

    ASSOCIATION OF FORMER NEW YORK STATE TROOPERS, INC SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 5/23/18 The Allegheny Mountains Chapter of the Association of Former New York State Troopers is offering a $500 scholarship to one student in each of the counities of Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua.  Must be entering the law enforcement field Application    

    CATTARAUGUS COUNTY SHERIFF EMPLOYEES BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP Deadline: 5/31/18 The Catt Co Sheriff Employees Benevolent Association is now taking applications for the 2018 Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.  This scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning on entering the criminal justice or police science field. Application    

    JULY, 2018  

    YOUNG ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Deadline: 7/31/18 Send Your Kids to College is the proud sponsor of the Young Achievers Scholarship program. They are a non profit organization that works with families to help prepare for a successful college experience and beyond. Applications available in the Guidance office or at



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Last Modified on August 29, 2018