Sam Cohodas was a longtime Upper Peninsula businessman, philanthropist and recipient of LSSU’s 1987 Distinguished Citizen Award. Sam was a World War I veteran and a charter Rotary Club member. He served as the Board Chairman of the Michigan Financial Corporation, which he organized and directed until 1986, and at the age of 92 was still the chairman of its nine subsidiary banks. His philanthropy has serviced many high schools and colleges in the Upper Peninsula including our scholarship that he established in 1987. Two scholarships are awarded annually to Michigan Upper Peninsula high school seniors based on high school grades, ACT scores, class rank, character, leadership and financial need.