Clara and Ted Hazelbaker Scholarship



Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association is most pleased to sponsor the Clara and Ted Hazelbaker Scholarship, a continuing education scholarship awarded annually to a worthy Beaverhead County High School graduate.

The late Ted Hazelbaker was a life long Dillon resident who along with his spouse, Clara, supported many community projects and causes. In addition, Ted Hazelbaker served for almost 25 years, many as Board Chairman, on the Board of Directors of Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association. Education was always an extremely high priority for Clara and Ted. Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association is proud to sponsor this scholarship in their names.



To be eligible for the Clara and Ted Hazelbaker Scholarship, a student must be of good standing, involved in his/her community, and committed to attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2023. This is a $1,500.00 scholarship to be paid directly to the educational institution.



Complete and sign the application form located within the attached link below —attachments are permitted. Attach a certified transcript of classes, grades, and current GPA from Beaverhead County High School. Letters of recommendation should be written on your behalf by Beaverhead County High School staff and community members; including at least one such letter which must substantiate your community involvement. The essay portion of the application (not to exceed one typed page) should discuss the responsibility of an individual to serve one’s community. Please be sure to sign and date your application.

You can download the application here.



A completed application must include the following:

  • The completed, signed and dated application
  • A copy of your most recent certified BCHS transcript
  • Letters of recommendation for this Scholarship on your behalf from teachers, community leaders and others
  • A one-page (typed) essay detailing your view on the importance of community service as well as your personal experiences

Your completed application including attachments must be submitted by FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023 to Phil Willett or Suzanne Crawford at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association.


President’s Message

Welcome! Please explore the Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Association Website.  On the site you will find information about our history, services we provide, community related events & support, as well as industry pieces. Our mission is to provide quality service & products to our customers as well as add value to the quality of life in the communities we serve.                                             Phillip K Willett                                     President/CEO