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To develop our leadership potential through meaningful conversation with professionals and practitioners in all fields, through experiences including trips to large metropolitan areas, and through a commitment to continuous learning.
Who Are the Bakers?
The George F. Baker Scholars are all upper-class students, all Economics, Management or Accounting majors. The students are chosen by a panel of local business professionals with a wide range of experience in several different fields of business. The panel measures the applicants through an extensive application process and a series of rigorous interviews. The selected Baker Scholars are chosen because of their academic excellence, along with their leadership potential and passion for business.
The purpose of the George F. Baker Scholars Program at Hope College is to enhance students’ business education with mentored experiences of discovery beyond the classroom. Through conversations with business leaders and educational excursions to the centers of world commerce, the program enables Baker Scholars to accelerate their assumption of leadership roles in business and society upon graduation.
The focus is to select an elite group of business students who
plan to pursue a career in business or future graduate business studies.
The Baker Scholars Program focuses on exposing these students to a
host of different business professionals in various industries. Through
exposure to business situations, the Baker Scholars are able to have
a more comfortable transition into the real world of business.