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Pioneer Academics Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2022 Pioneer Academics Scholarship Awardee

Woman sitting in front of windmills on a boatParis Drake has been named the recipient of the 2022 Pioneer Academics Scholarship. Awarded annually, this scholarship recognizes outstanding academic achievements and a passion for research among full-time undergraduate students enrolled at colleges/universities in the United States. Pioneer received a high volume of applications from incredibly talented undergraduate students. The panel of judges were particularly impressed with Paris’ dedication to methodical research strategies and her determination to explore unique topics. A senior at Arizona State University, Paris is pursuing her undergraduate degree in history.  In September, she will begin a graduate program in Medieval Studies at the University of St. Andrew in Scotland. We look forward to Paris furthering her research and sharing her work with the Pioneer community. Please join us in congratulating Paris!

Pioneer Academics is committed to driving and empowering students to pursue their intellectual interests. Though Pioneer is a highly selective online research institute focused on high-achieving high school students, we believe that students of all ages should have the resources to chase their academic passion.

To help support college students in exploring subjects or issues they care about, we are launching a scholarship program. The winner of the scholarship will receive $2,000 to be used toward academic expenses.


Who is Eligible

Any student currently enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year American university or college is eligible to apply, regardless of major or area of study. Students who have had minimal research experience will be prioritized.

How to Apply

Applicants should respond to one of the following three prompts to apply for the scholarship:

To apply, email us to request the application form and submit the following through email with your application:

Submission Deadline

All scholarship applications and recommendation letters are all due on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern time (US). The deadline was extended from January 3 to January 31 based on the feedback we received.
The Pioneer Academics research and development panel of judges will evaluate all applications and select the winner, who will be announced on or before Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Additional Details

The $2,000 scholarship will be granted through the financial aid office at the winner’s college or university.

About Pioneer Academics

The Pioneer Research Program is a virtual research institute providing undergraduate-level research opportunities to talented, intellectually motivated high school students from around the world. Pioneer is the only fully-accredited online research program for high school students and is respected for its rigorous academic standards and system.

Offering STEM, social sciences and humanities disciplines, the Pioneer Research Program enables participating high school scholars to conduct research online in advanced study of a topic of their interest.


If you have any questions about the Pioneer Academics scholarship,
please email [email protected].