South Shore Bank is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Mary E. Baker Memorial Scholarship, which recognizes Massasoit Community College students of color who are positive role models in service to their community. A strong believer in equal access to education and affordable housing, Baker was the first African American to work at Brockton City Hall. She entered college at the age of 52 and went on to earn her master’s degree in education. As Massasoit Community College’s first minority outreach coordinator, Baker was instrumental in the establishment and operation of programs in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.
South Shore Bank shares Baker’s belief that communities are enriched by access to education and interactions with people of diverse backgrounds. “We are proud to be a part of Mary E. Baker’s continuing legacy,” says South Shore Bank President and CEO James Dunphy. “This scholarship supports our future leaders who balance academic achievement with outstanding service to the community.”
The South Shore Bank - Mary E. Baker Memorial Scholarship is an annual award that will provide $1,000 to a full-time student of color from Brockton who is studying at Massasoit Community College. The awardee is selected by a committee at the college, which will review applicants’ academic records, recommendations from a professor or academic advisor, and required essays.