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Scholarships & Financial Aid


Economics Scholarships & Financial Aid

During your time at Baker, you will be eligible for various types of financial aid and scholarships. General academic scholarships and scholarships for participation in campus activities are awarded starting your freshman year. Departmental scholarships awarded for academic excellence are awarded annually at the Honors Banquet, held each spring. Each scholarship stipulates in which year of study you are eligible.

Financial Aid

You may be eligible for state, federal and private loans and grants throughout your college career. To learn about the types of financial aid available to you and the application process, visit the financial aid page.

Scholarships in Your First Year

See participation awards to learn what is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you may be eligible for one of several general academic scholarships. Learn which academic scholarships are available in your first year.

Scholarships in Subsequent Years of Study

As you delve further into your studies, departmental scholarships for academic success are awarded. The recipients of almost all of these awards are announced each year at the Honors Banquet, held toward the end of the spring semester.

The Department of Business and Economics gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year's tuition:

  • Outstanding First-Year Business Major
  • Outstanding Sophomore Business Major
  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Business & Economics
  • KPMG-Cecil Miller Scholarship
  • Carley M. Upp Memorial Scholarship
  • William G. McGowan Scholarship*
  • Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Awards**

*The William G. McGowan Scholarship funds one student annually at selected institutions across the nation. To be eligible, an institution of higher learning must be accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The scholarship, made possible by the McGowan Charitable Fund, provides $18,000 toward tuition to one business student selected to conduct business research during the following academic year.

**The Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award and an accompanying financial prize is presented to two senior business students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership throughout their academic career. The award is presented at spring commencement.