Hugh M. Archer Veterans Scholarship

Three $1,000 scholarships will be presented to Veterans who are pursuing a degree at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. The award may be for tuition as well as ancillary expenses related to obtaining the degree.

Criteria includea:

  • Academic excellence
  • Ethical Standards exemplified by the Rotary 4-Way Test
    • Is it the TRUTH?
    • Is it FAIR to all concerned
    • Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    • Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned
  • Leadership
  • Honors and Awards

Hugh M. Archer
June 22, 1916 – July 15, 2005

Rotary International President 1989-1990 General Secretary, Rotary International Rotary International Director 1975-1977 District Governor, D640 1969-1970

Past President, Dearborn Rotary Club

Hugh M. Archer will always have a special place in our memories as one of our own District 6400 Rotarians who went on to be a great leader of Rotary International and who enjoyed Rotary to the fullest.

Hugh served as President of Rotary International in 1989-1990 and also served as its General Secretary. A Rotarian since 1951, he was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Dearborn, Michigan. Hugh served Rotary International as a District Governor of D-640 in 1969-1970 and was a Director in 1975-1977.

Hugh was chairman of Spiratex Company, a plastics extrusion company. He was chairman or director of several financial firms. He served his Country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Europe. Hugh was a registered professional engineer who received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his community, Hugh was active with the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America and the Dearborn Schools. He also served as a Director of Henry Ford Hospital.

Hugh Archer was a husband and father, an inventor, businessman, executive, scientist, ham radio operator, engineer, sportsman, attorney, researcher, community leader, Rotarian, banker, humanitarian, inspirational leader. Hugh is survived by his three daughters, June, Ruth and Lucy.


  1. Email Mr. Thomas Pitock ([email protected]) of the Veterans Affairs Office for further information on how to apply.
  • The UM-D Veteran’s Success Team will select the winner and inform the Dearborn Rotary

Scholarship Coordinator.

  • The winner will be invited to attend the Dearborn Rotary Scholarships Celebration (typically in April/May) where all Dearborn Rotary scholarship winners are recognized.
  • U of M Dearborn Veterans Affairs Office will establish and publish the deadline for applications.