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DR. LESLIE M. BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO MEDICAL STUDENTS

LAWRENCEBURG, IND., JUNE 1, 2015 – College students pursuing a doctorate in medicine can apply now apply online for the 2015 Dr. Leslie M. Baker Memorial Scholarship at the Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc. (DCF) website: dearborncf.org.

The Dr. Leslie M. Baker Memorial Scholarship is open to residents of Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland counties who are currently pursuing a doctorate in medicine. Priority is given to students at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Baker’s alma mater. Qualifying medical students must go to “scholarship” page on DCF’s website and click on the link “Scholarships for Current College Students.” Then applicants click on the “Baker Scholarship” link to apply online.

Medical students have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, to complete the online application for the Dr. Leslie M. Baker Memorial Scholarship. One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The Dr. Leslie M. Baker Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help students seeking a doctorate in medicine. The fund was established by Dr. Steven Gerke, and the family of the late Dr. Baker. During Dr. Gerke’s college years, he had received financial aid anonymously. Dr. Gerke learned a few years later that Dr. Baker was the individual who had anonymously provided financial support for his education. He also learned that Baker had helped untold other Dearborn County students. The families of Dr. Gerke and Dr. Baker were all so moved by Dr. Baker’s philanthropy that they established the memorial scholarship fund.

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