A gift from Elon trustee Chris Baker will endow a scholarship to enable more middle-income students to attend Elon. The Christine Baker Scholarship will assist students with financial need who do not qualify for Pell Grants. The scholarships will be awarded in addition to other university or external scholarships.
Baker, a 1988 graduate of Elon’s MBA program, says she created the scholarship to bring more students with diverse backgrounds to the university, which is one of the goals of Ever Elon: The Campaign for the Future of Our University.
“I want more middle-income students to have the opportunity to come to Elon and to provide them with the resources they need to make that happen,” says Baker, a former banking executive who is currently teaching in Elon’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business as executive-in-residence in finance. “I love Elon and I love the students here. It’s a privilege to be able to give back because education is very important to me.”
In 2006, Baker made a gift to name the terrace at the Dalton L. McMichael Sr. Science Center in honor of her mentor, C. Almon “Mon” McIver ’36, a Burlington business and community leader for more than 40 years.