Charles D. Baker II Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charles D. Baker IV to honor the memory of his grandfather, Charles D. Baker II, who, despite experiencing significant hardships in his life, approached each day and challenge in life with persistence, optimism, and grace. Charles D. Baker II never had the opportunity to pursue higher education but served his country with distinction, ensuring that each of his children completed their college studies. Eligible students must be full-time students in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. They must also be permanent residents of Massachusetts and United States citizens or eligible non-citizens.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your current resume.
  2. Please upload your unofficial transcript.
  3. Please enter the name and email address of your recommendation provider.
  4. Please write a 750-word essay entitled "Learning from Life's Lessons." The essay should address the following: 1. A difficult time in your life, and why it was difficult. 2. How did your perspective on life change as a result of the difficulty?
  5. I agree that my completed scholarship application form, personal statement/essay, resume, transcript, letters of recommendation, UMass general application information and financial aid award information (if applicable) can be reviewed by the University of Massachusetts Foundation Scholarship Committee. I also give permission to release such information to the donors, should I be selected as a recipient.