Jim Haviland Scholarship



Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association is extremely proud to sponsor the J.G. ‘Jim’ Haviland Scholarship, a continuing education scholarship awarded annually to a worthy Powell County High School graduate.

Jim Haviland, a well respected community member, believed that a man’s word was his bond. Consequently, under his leadership, Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan prospered and was recognized nationally as well as locally. Involved in diverse community organizations and projects, Jim made education and the youth of the community a priority in his efforts at community betterment. Having been employed for over 40 years at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association, Jim retired in the mid 1980’s. After his death in 2002, this scholarship was established in his honor with the hope that the young adults of today will embrace the virtues Jim so strongly exhibited.



To be eligible for the Jim Haviland/Pioneer Federal Memorial Scholarship, a student must be in good standing, involved in his/her local community, and committed to attending an institution of higher education beginning in the fall of 2023. This is a $1,500.00 scholarship to be paid 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 Powell County High School. Letters of recommendations should be written on your behalf by Powell 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 fully completed application must include the following:

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

Your complete application including attachments must be submitted by FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023 to Mike Richards or Elizabeth Berg 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