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The Margaret Starkey Scholarship

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2019 Application.

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.  download a copy of the 2019 Application.

In 2018 there were six scholarship recipients, each of whom received a $1,500 scholarship. The 2018 recipients are:


Brittany Bannow of Cleary University, nominated by Jeffrey Bane. Brittany currently attends and works at Cleary University.

Rachael Ferraiuolo of Chem-Trend Limited Partnership, nominated by Lori Davis. Rachael currently attends Lansing Community College.

Jenna Niemi of LOC Federal Credit Union, nominated by Debbie Carlton. Jenna attends Lansing Community College.

Kelsey St. Charles of Vista Springs, nominated by Suzi Savich. Kelsey attends Madonna University.

Erin Miller of Hanover Insurance, nominated by Tracy Campbell. Erin is a student at Cleary University, majoring in Management-Administration.

Indigo Lee of Moo to You Dairy, nominated by Sharon Moskal. Indigo is a student at Eastern Michigan University.


It should also be noted that Cleary University generously matches this scholarship up to $1,000 each year to their recipient students.


For more information on the Margaret Starkey Scholarship, contact Kim Esper at, or call 517.546.3920.