Mary E. Baker Memorial Scholarship
Mary Elizabeth Baker was an active Brocktonian who was committed to all communities and their cultures. She was a strong believer that all individuals should pursue education to fulfill their self-worth and, in doing so, return their personal wealth to someone struggling and less fortunate than themselves. Furthermore, her vision was based on the belief that life was a gift that was always in perpetual motion and constantly being renewed by the everyday experience and interaction with human beings of all walks of life. Therefore, her belief extended beyond the realm of just existing or surviving, but true success was in her humble pursuit of giving back to the world as if God almighty had in fact ordained her for the job.
Purpose of Scholarship: To provide a full-time student of color from the City of Brockton one semester of tuition, fees, and books (not to exceed $1,000) at Massasoit Community College. This scholarship seeks to support the deserving students Mary Baker devoted her life to helping in the City of Brockton. In particular, it seeks to support students who have utilized their experience at Massasoit Community College to develop skills and aspire to use these skills as a positive role model in service to their community.
1. The applicant must have completed 24 credits at Massasoit Community College and be making satisfactory academic progress*.
2. The applicant must be a resident of the City of Brockton.
3. The applicant must be a student of color.
1. Students of color residing in the City of Brockton who have earned 24 credits or more with financial need that is confirmed by the Director of Financial Aid.
2. The applicant must submit an official transcript of grades from Massasoit Community College.
3. The applicant must submit one letter of recommendation from a Massasoit Community college faculty or staff person or a professional from the community at large. The person submitting this recommendation must have personal knowledge of the applicant’s contribution to the community.
4. The applicant must submit a written essay of 250 words telling their own personal journey highlighting where they came from and where they want to go. Applicants are encouraged to expand on:
• Personal and professional goals
• Personal growth as a student at Massasoit
• Experiences as a mentor either at Massasoit or in the community
• How your strengths will help you support your community
5. The applicant must register on Academic Works found in the Massasoit student portal.
6. The Mary E. Baker Memorial Scholarship Committee shall evaluate these submissions and select from the applicants one who demonstrates the core values represented in Mary Baker’s life.