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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 2017 application.

In 2016 there were three scholarship recipients, each of whom received a $1,500 scholarship. The 2016 recipients were:

Alyssa Ballestero of Special Ministries of Livingston County – currently attending Eastern Michigan University

Erin Killop of Hanover Insurance – attends Cleary University for Business Management

Timothy Gardynik of Hatch Stamping of Howell – currently attending Lansing Community College while working full-time


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