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New ECCF fund to provide scholarships to Andover students

New ECCF fund to provide scholarships to Andover students
press release
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Donations to the Rick Starkweather Scholarship Fund now being accepted, donate online.

Danvers, MA – Born and raised in Andover, Rick Starkweather was the type of person who just loved to live life.

Rick, an Andover High School graduate who passed away on March 11 at the age of 48, will also be remembered as the guy everyone turned to for advice and help, as well as a hockey enthusiast who was the number one fan of his three children, Morgan, Casey and Jack.

Rick, a manager at American Adhesive Coatings Company in Lawrence, taught his children that demonstrating hard work and maximum effort were most important in anything they did.

To honor Rick, his family and friends have opened a new scholarship fund at the Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers. Starting in the spring of 2017, the Rick Starkweather Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to students graduating from Andover and Central Catholic High School who will pursue a postsecondary degree in the fall of 2017. 

Scholarship requirements and applications will be released this fall.

To help hardworking students who demonstrate consistent effort and a willingness to help others move on to a postsecondary education, please send your donation to the Rick Starkweather Scholarship Fund, C/O Essex County Community Foundation, 175 Andover St., Danvers, MA 01923. For more information, contact Julie Bishop at j.bishop@eccf.org.

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