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PLEASE NOTE THE EURICH ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 15, 2017.

Complete applications can be sent to: Michigan Movers Association, 416 S Cedar St, Suite C, Lansing, MI 48912

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application

2015-16 Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of numerous movers and associate members, the MMA Academic Scholarship Fund was able to award $8,000 in college funding this fall to students who are part of the moving industry.

The MMA Scholarship Committee reviewed the applications of 16 students at various levels of their college experience and awarded each applicant with $500 toward tuition and books. Each recipient will be invited to attend the evening banquet at our upcoming Convention in January at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids.

Sarah Markley

Sarah Markley - Sarah graduated from Lakeland High School in 2015 with a GPA of 4.24 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She will be attending Western Michigan Michigan University this fall and plans to major in Aviation Flight Science. Her considerable extra curricular activities include basketball, volleyball and swimming. She volunteers at a local retirement home and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is affiliated with DMS Moving Systems where her father works and she also worked part time as a packer.

Halie Marmalick

Halie Marmalick - Halie graduated from Gladstone High school in 2012 and is currently a junior at Northern Michigan University with a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She is majoring in Athletic Training and plans to continue her education by pursuing a Masters of Science in Athletic Training. Her extra curricular activities include Student Senate Treasurer, working with the Great Lakes Training Association, hiking, fishing and camping. She is affiliated with Guindon Moving and Storage in Escanaba where her mother works.

Brandi Strasser

Brandi Strasser - Brandi graduated from Livonia Churchill High School in 2015 with a GPA of 3.146 on a 4.0 scale. She will be attending Schoolcraft College this fall and plans to major in Accounting. Her extra curricular activities include considerable community service and she has a passion for cooking. She is affiliated with DMS Moving and Storage where her mother works.

James Crowley

James Crowley - James graduated from Walled Lake High School in 2007 with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He is currently a senior at the University of Michigan – Dearborn this fall and is a Business major. James is a member of the American Advertising Federation Student Organization and enjoys computer programming and web design. He is affiliated with Professional Movers.com where his father works.

Olivia Ifezue

Olivia Ifezue - Olivia graduated from Mohegan High School in 2009 with a 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She has been attending Macomb Community College part time for the past 5 years and will continue her education at Wayne State University this fall. Her GPA at MCC is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Olivia is the mother of 2 and enjoys going on family trips. She works in sales and as a packer for Movers R Us where her husband is owner.

Spencer Paarlberg

Spencer Paarlberg - Spencer graduated from Holland High School in 2014 with a GPA of 4.131 on a 4.0 scale. He is currently attending the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and carries a 3.51 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering. He played baseball and football in High School and was active in numerous youth groups. He was part of the Hillel Hockey Club at UM his freshman year. Spencer worked as a driver and mover for Boer’s Transfer and Storage in Holland where his father also works.

Megan Troost

Megan Troost - Megan graduated from Livonia Churchill High School in 2015 with a GPA of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale. She plans to attend Western Michigan University this fall and will major in Performing Arts. She one day hopes to perform on Broadway. She enjoys singing, dancing, acting writing and reading. She is affiliated with Rose Moving and Storage where her mother works.

Julianne Paul

Julianne Paul - Julianne is a graduate of West Catholic High School in 2015 where she earned a 3.746 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She plans to attend The University of Detroit – Mercy this fall to study nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming a Physicians Assistant. She has won the Christian Science Award in 2015 for providing over 70 hours of community service. She participated in 4 plays and musicals while in high school and was a member of the volleyball team. She is affiliated with Two Men and a Truck - Kalamazoo where her mother works.

Hannah Gayden

Hannah Gayden - Hannah graduated from Livonia Churchill High School in 2015 with a 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0. She plans to attend Schoolcraft Community College for one or two years then apply to the Kendall College of Art and Design so she can pursue her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Her hobbies include music, art an computers. She and her mother volunteer to help the homeless and she has been involved with a local youth group since the second grade. She is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems in Farmington Hills where her mother works.

Kathryn Mclean

Kathryn Mclean - Kathryn graduated from Annapolis High School in 2014 with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. She has completed one year at Adrian College where she holds a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in Business Management and hopes one day to own her own business. She enjoys playing tennis and the Greek life on campus. She is affiliated with Morse Moving & Storage where she works as a receptionist.

Aaron Moyer

Aaron Moyer - Aaron graduated from Livonia Churchill High School in 2013 with a 3.73 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He has completed two years at Schoolcraft College, earning a 3.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He plans to transfer to Eastern Michigan University and study History. He enjoys literature and outdoor activities and hopes to expand his role in the moving industry, possibly making it a career. He is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems in Farmington Hills where he is an officer worker.

Adam Winger

Adam Winger - Adam is a graduate of Flat Rock Community High School where he earned a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He has completed two years at Schoolcraft College, earning a 3.89 GPA on a 4.0 scale, majoring in Criminal Justice. He plans to major in law enforcement through the police academy at Schoolcraft College. He enjoys hockey and automotive performance. He is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems in Dearborn where his father works.

Madison Kwiatkowski

Madison Kwiatkowski - Maddie graduated form Hudsonville High School in 2014 with a GPA of 4.159 on a 4.0 scale. She has completed one year at Saginaw Valley State University where she holds a 4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She is studying human science and wants to enroll in the nursing program at SVSU in the winter of her second year. She enjoys reading, volunteering and cheerleading, and coached 1st and 2nd grade cheerleaders. She hopes to work in a pediatric hospital upon completion of her education. She is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems , Grand Rapids, where her father works.

Brandon Becker

Brandon Becker - Brandon graduated from Garber High School in Essexville with a 3.74 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He has completed 2 years at Saginaw Valley State University where he has earned a 3.148 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He is majoring in Business Management. Brandon enjoys camping, boating biking, photography and hunting. He is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems in Farmington Hills where his mother works.

Kathleen Moon

Kathleen Moon - Kathleen is a 2015 graduate of Heritage High School in Saginaw where she earned a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. She is attending Saginaw Valley State University this fall an plans to study to become a physical therapist. She is an active volunteer, serving at the Saginaw soup kitchen, her church and a physical therapy clinic. She is affiliated with Stevens Worldwide Van Lines where her mother works.

Bailey Stevens

Bailey Stevens - Bailey graduated from Comstock Park High School in 2015 where he earned a 3.85 GPA on a 4.0 scale. He plans to attend Michigan State University this fall and major in Chemical Engineering. He was a 4 year high school wrestler, and enjoys attending sporting events. He is affiliated with Corrigan Moving Systems in Grand Rapids where his mother works.

2014-15 Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generosity of numerous movers and associate members, the MMA Academic Scholarship Fund was able to award $4,500 in college funding this fall to students who are part of the moving industry.

The MMA Scholarship Committee reviewed the applications of 10 students at various levels of their college experience and awarded each applicant with $500 toward tuition and books. One applicant later decided to postpone enrolling in college and that check was returned.

Each recipient was invited to attend the evening banquet at our upcoming Convention in February at the Firekeepers Casino & Resort. Listed below are profiles of each student:

Madison P. Kwaitkowski

Madison P. Kwaitkowski - Maddie attended Hudsonville High School were she achieved an overall grade point of 4.159 on a 4.0 scale! Her father is employed by Corrigan Moving Systems in Grand Rapids. She plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University and study psychology as an undergraduate and then attend medical school, majoring in psychiatry. She will enroll in the Honors Program at SVSU.

Lindsay Burkey

Lindsay Burkey - Lindsay is entering her final year of undergraduate studies at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids after being home schooled through high school. She carries a 3.92 grade point on a scale of 4.0 in college while majoring in Music in Worship Arts. Lindsay works for Corrigan Moving Systems in Grand Rapids as a receptionist, packer and move coordinator. Upon graduation, she hopes to put her love of music to use by teaching music full time to children.

Lauren Zehnder

Lauren Zehnder - Lauren graduated from Frankenmuth High School where she achieved a grade point average of 4.13 on a 4.0 scale! Her mother works for Stevens Wordwide Van Lines in Saginaw. Lauren will be attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and pursuing a medical career in pediatrics.

Spencer L. Paarlberg

Spencer L. Paarlberg - Spencer graduated from Holland High School with a grade point average of 4.131 on a 4.0 scale! His father works for Boer's Transfer & Storage in Holland. Spencer wants to study Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with the ultimate goal of obtaining his Masters degree. An accomplished athlete, he played football, baseball and hockey throughout high school.

Eric R. Morse

Eric R. Morse - Eric graduated from Edsel Ford High School where he achieved a grade point average of 3.47 on a 4.0 scale. His father is employed by Morse Moving & Storage in Romulus. Eric plans to attend Henry Ford College and major in nursing. Health issues in his junior year in high school motivated him to pursue training in the medical field.

Adam Winger

Adam Winger - Adam is a graduate of Flat Rock Community High School and just completed his first year at Schoolcraft College where he achieved a grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. His father works for Corrigan Moving Systems in Dearborn. Adam is majoring in criminal justice, and hopes to obtain MCOLES Certification to pursue a career in law enforcement. He will be joining the Schoolcraft College Police Academy in the winter of 2016

Jacob W. Beudoin

Jacob W. Beudoin - Jacob graduated from John Glenn High School with a grade point average of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0. His mother works for Rose Moving & Storage in Belleville. He also started working for Rose in June, 2014. Jacob is enrolled at Eastern Michigan University and did not indicate a major.

Katelyn Melton

Katelyn Melton - Katelyn graduated from Midland High School and is just beginning her second year at Delta College in University Center where she achieved a grade point of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale her first year. Her father works for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines in Saginaw. Katelyn has been an avid writer since she was eight years old and has written two 50,000 word novels as part of an internet challenge for writers. She will pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from Delta.

Carlin G. O'Malley

Carlin G. O'Malley - Carlin graduated from Livonia Stevenson High School and is now entering her second year at Adrian College where she achieved a grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Her father works for Corrigan Moving Systems in Auburn Hills. She is pursing a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology, and hopes to ultimately earn her Master's as well. Her dream job after graduation would be to work for the FBI.

Congratulations to our academic achievers, and best of luck this school year! Are you or someone you know who has an affiliation with an MMA member mover looking for financial assistance with college tuition costs? Find information and the scholarship application above under Scholarship Application Information

We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year in the spring of 2015. Watch for updates in this newsletter and on the MMA website!

2013-14 Scholarship Recipients

SARAH BIADECKI

SARAH BIADECKI - Sarah is from Kawkawlin , Michigan and graduated from Bay City Western High School in 2013 where she achieved a cumulative grade point of 3.96 on a 4.00 scale. Sarah worked for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines this past year uploading paperwork to the base and answering phones. She will be attending Grand Valley State University where she plans to major in biomedical science and pursue a career in Pharmacy Congratulations Sarah, and Go Lakers!!

Cavia Jan Vangorden

Cavia Jan Vangorden - Cayla is from Waterford , Michigan and graduated from Lutheran High School Northwest in 2010 where she achieved a cumulative grade point of 3.50 on a scale of 4.00. Cayla worked for Changing Places Moving where she performed administrative office work. She is attending Oakland University where she is majoring in Psychology Congratulations Cayla, and Lets Go Grizzlies!

Morgan Stevens

Morgan Stevens - Morgan is from Bay City Michigan, and graduated from Bay City Central High School in 2012 where she achieved a cumulative grade point of 3.78 on a scale of 4.00. Morgan worked for Stevens Van Lines at their Head quarters as a military support intern. She will be a ttending Central Michigan University where she will major in Advertising with a minor in Marketing. Congratulations Morgan, and Fire Up Chips!

Sara Marker

Sara Marker - Sara is from Mt. Pleasant Michigan and graduated from Freeland High School in 2011 with a cumulative grade point of 3.53 on a scale of 4.00. Sara worked for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines where she provided clerical assistance and customer service. She will be attending Central Michigan University where she will be majoring in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems. Congratulations Sara, and Fire Up Chips!

 

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