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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. CLICK HERE for the 2018 application.

In 2017 there were three scholarship recipients, each of whom received a $1,500 scholarship. The 2017 recipients are:







Adam Baranski

Adam works for LETS Transportation and was nominated by Trisha Reed of LETS. Adam provides customer assistance to a variety of passengers from school age to the elderly. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in Business Management August 13th, 2017 and is studying for his MBA in Healthcare Leadership currently at Cleary University.


Andrea Bonomo

Andrea works for Vista Springs and was nominated by Carleen Rieger. Andrea works as a personal care specialist, providing care, comfort and safety to the residents of Vista Springs.  She is studying Social Work at Eastern Michigan University.


Alexandra Clave

Alexandra works for Special Ministries of Livingston County and was nominated by Kristen Alonzi. Alexandra is a Direct Services worker and oversees the safety and well-being of adults with disabilities. Alexandra also attends Eastern Michigan University, studying special Education and Elementary Cognitive Impairment.


Alan Heinig

Alan is the Training Center manager at Thai Summit America Corporation and was nominated by Bill Kenney. He designs, plans and implements corporate training programs, policies and procedures. He attends Cleary University, studying Business Management.


Erin Miller

Erin is part of the Learning and Development Team at Citizens/Hanover Insurance. She was nominated by Tracy Campbell. Erin is studying for her MBA in management-administration at Cleary 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 kesper@howell.org, or call 517.546.3920.