Dr. Kenneth Light, past President of LSSU, called George Lahodny “the embodiment of involvement.” Lahodny organized and directed many important civic activities in the Detroit area and played an instrumental role in the fundraising for the University’s Walker Cisler Center and the Tower of History in Sault Ste. Marie. He spearheaded several fundraisers for the Boy’s Club of Detroit and a $7 million effort that led to the construction of Detroit’s Cobo Hall. Lahodny served on the LSSC Board of Control and was the board chair at the time of his death in 1982. He actively supported LSSC and many other institutions and public activities throughout Michigan. This merit scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, as determined by GPA, ACT, and class rank.