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

Career Fair

Wayne Resa’s Backpack to Briefcases Career Connections Fair

Still undecided? Connect with employers, colleges, short-term training programs and apprenticeships at the upcoming Career Connections Fair in Wayne, Michigan on Friday, May 12th. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Feel free to reach out to our career counselor, Danielle Bean Jackson at 734-431-0860 orbeand@resa.net with any questions. Please use the QRCode to register or the link here.


Danielle Bean Jackson, MA, LPC


U of M Joy of Coding Class Summer 23

The Joy of Coding online course has been specially created by the University of Michigan Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things.

Course Dates: June 21 – August 2, 2023 

Course Formatcompletely online, no scheduled lectures

Course Cost: $125 + tax, need-based financial aid available


+ students must be 13 years or older 

+ No prior coding experience is required!

+ Have taken high school algebra

+ Have a desire to learn

+ Are able to commit 4 – 6 hours a week and chip away at the material daily

Students will
+ Have weekly asynchronous coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
+ Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students 
+ Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code  – everyone gets stuck somewhere, at some point!
+ Receive a certificate of accomplishment to bolster their college applications

For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 30 on our website.

High school students and families interested in learning more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship are encouraged to register for an informational webinar provided by Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team. Participants will be able to gather the following information:

  • Michigan Achievement Scholarship eligibility requirements
  • Michigan Achievement Scholarship award amounts
  • Important action items for students and families
  • Additional resources and program information

All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Please register for one session only, as space is limited. 

Not able to attend one of the informational sessions? You can view a recording of the presentation

The Michigan Department of Treasury is not affiliated with National Merit Scholarship Corporation or its registered trademarks National Achievement®, Achievement Scholarship®, or Achievement Scholar®.