PUGH Scholarship

Pugh Scholarship Eligibility/ Guidelines

The Pugh Scholarship is awarded to those individuals or family members of someone
who is impacted by organ, eye or tissue donation. The scholarship encompasses organ,
eye and tissue donation and their immediate family members. We recognize individuals
based on achievement, leadership and community service.
This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one individual that has immediately been touched
by organ, eye or tissue donation either directly or indirectly. The scholarship will be
open to high school seniors and current college students.
Distribution and Funding
The scholarship funding will be made directly to the recipient’s college or university.
The applicant must provide evidence of current enrollment to the college or university
prior to receiving the reward. If evidence is not provided, the scholarship will be
forfeited and will go to the next applicant.
Eligibility Requirement
● Applicant must be an organ recipient or transplant candidate, or family member
of someone who is directly impacted by organ, cornea or tissue donation.
● Applicant must reside in the State of Michigan
● Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited, degree-granting, Two or
Four Year College, university or vocational/technical school no later than Fall of
● Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or more
● Financial need will not be a consideration
All applications must be submitted by email to smorell@secondchanceatlife.org by
June 1, 2023. The winner will be announced on June 14, 2023 and expected to attend
our Annual Golf Outing in August to receive a check.
Application Process
Along with the completed application the applicants must submit the following
● A typed explanation of your goal/purpose for obtaining this scholarship, and ‘how
donation/transplantation has influenced your life, what will you do to promote
organ, eye and tissue donation awareness, with a description of community
service completed.
● One letter of recommendation
● A copy of the most current recent transcript from your high school.

● Funding for this program is provided by Second Chance at Life Inc, The
application can also be found at www.secondchanceatlife.org

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