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The Margaret Starkey Scholarship

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This scholarship of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors the memory of Margaret Starkey, who died in 2002.

Margaret proudly served as executive assistant at the chamber for 31 years until she retired in 1987. She was dedicated and enthusiastic, a woman who had great attention to detail and a love of community service. These outstanding personal qualities helped her achieve great success despite big obstacles in her life. It is this spirit the scholarship honors.

It is an honor for the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to reward employees for outstanding service and encourage educational advancement. We hope you will consider being part of this rewarding scholarship program with a generous donation.


Thanks to our generous donors:

First Impression Print & Marketing

TRW Automotive

Asahi Kasei Plastics


To download a Margaret Starkey Scholarship brochure, click here.

Applications are available each year beginning in March, with a submission deadline in mid-May. For reference, click here for the 2016 application.

Estatic businesswoman sitting cross-leggedLast year there are 15 winners, each of whom received a $1,000 scholarship. The 2014 winners were:

This year there are 13 winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 scholarship. They are:

Amber Baidel of Advanced Medical Solutions, who will be attending Cleary University
Adam Baranski of Livingston County Essential Transportation, who will be attending Cleary University
Renee David of Mott Community College, who will be attending Cleary University
Lindsey Hayes (Carbary) of AA Gear & Manufacturing, who will be attending Cleary University
Erin Elizabeth Killop of Citizens Insurance, who will be attending Cleary University
Karen McColl-L’Esperace of Wellbridge of Brighton, who will be attending Lansing Community College
Renee Nichols of Brighton Ford, who will be attending Baker College of Owosso
Nikki Pace of Baymont Inn & Suites, who will be attending Ross Medical
Patrick Quiggin of Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, who will be attending Mott Community College
Kendra Rocha of Country Mouse Child Care, who will be attending Grand Valley State University
Michael Siburt of CZ Cartage Inc., who will be attending Schoolcraft College
Courtney York of Armor Protective Packaging, who will be attending Cleary University
Patricia Young of Hatch Stamping, who will be attending Washtenaw Community College

For more information on the Margaret Starkey Scholarship, contact Pat Convery at pconvery@howell.org, or call 517.546.3920.