Baker University has selected Grace Duddy of Kansas City, Missouri, and Craigon Bradley of Hollister, Missouri, as recipients of the 2019 Harter Scholarships, the university’s most prestigious academic award.

“The Harter Scholarship competition encourages students to reflect on how their involvement and academic groundwork in high school will prepare them to be leaders while in college and beyond,” said Emma Carter, director of admissions at Baker. “Craigon and Grace stood out in a really tough field of high-achieving and invested future students who will all make a positive impact on the Baker community.”

Duddy, whose dad graduated from Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate studies in 1997, attends Staley High School. She plans to become involved on campus in media and newspaper, and she is excited about the opportunity to study abroad and explore Greek life.

Bradley attends Hollister High School, and she intends to study pre-medicine. In addition, she will run on the cross country team.

As Harter Scholars, Duddy and Bradley will receive full tuition for four years on Baker’s Baldwin City campus. They also will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College in England.

To be considered for the Harter Scholarship, students must be in the top 10 percent of our admitted students on the competition date based on GPA and ACT score. To retain the scholarship, winners must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA, plus earn a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

The scholarship is funded through a gift from the estate of Edward and Sylvia Harter of Bryan, Texas. Graduates of Missouri Wesleyan College in Cameron, Missouri, the husband and wife wanted to contribute to Baker after the university maintained Missouri Wesleyan’s records and held alumni reunions after the college closed in 1930.

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