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The Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship  

 Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization    
Tuesday, 14 October 2008

In memory of one of its past members, the Michigan Geocaching Organization will be sponsoring a $300.00 scholarship aimed at assisting our next generation of Michigan youth in their studies of outdoor recreational activities, in hopes of helping them gain an appreciation of the outdoors while learning to be good stewards of Michigan's land conservation and the environment in general.

As the namesake of this scholarship, Sue Schug was half of the geocaching team known as Team S&B no BS about it. Along with her husband, Bill, Sue enjoyed the outdoors and loved to travel; she found that geocaching was a great means for fulfilling both of those passions.

In 2005, Sue successfully battled breast cancer and, together with her husband, turned her misfortune into an opportunity to help others by having a special geocoin minted and donating a portion of the proceeds to Munson Hospital for use toward the care of other women. Sadly, in 2007, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, to which she succumbed on May 8, 2007.

Sue was a wonderful light in the lives of all she touched, and is sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. A geocacher since June of 2003, she joined the Michigan Geocaching Organization in April of 2004 and quickly became an integral part of the "family" that makes up the MiGO geocaching community. She was among the first to sign on as an Event Staff volunteer and was a familiar sight at many MiGO events, usually arriving early to help set up, working quietly in the background throughout the event, then staying after to help with the clean up. Right up to the end, she was ready to offer a smile, a hug, or a helping hand to anyone who needed one. In addition to her husband, Sue left behind four children and several grandchildren, many of whom have also become involved in geocaching and share her love for the outdoors. The Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship has been named in honor of her generous spirit and in hopes of carrying on her legacy for generations to come.

Any MiGO member, their spouse or their child or grandchild, who will be attending a college or university, is eligible to apply for this scholarship by filling out the form, and submitting it to scholarship@mi-geocaching.org.  At the close of the application period, recipients will be selected from the eligible submissions, and announced at the Annual MiGO Winter Social.
 
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    Application Period:
    October 1st -January 1st


MIGO Scholarship Form