Karen L. Baker Scholarship Applications

are now being accepted.

Dear Student,

The Team CMMD Foundation’s mission is to support those fighting cancer and their families in our local community. In support of this mission, each year the Foundation awards the Karen L. Baker Scholarship.

Karen L. Baker was a full-time working mother of two who bravely fought liposarcoma, a rare form of soft-tissue cancer. With the support of Team CMMD, her friends, and her family, Karen showed exceptional courage through eight years of treatments to fight her cancer. On November 3, 2016, Karen’s fight ended. Her legacy will continue through you.

In honor of Karen’s bravery, we offer you the opportunity to apply for a special college scholarship. At the end of the 2023 academic year, 4 qualifying students graduating from Chester County high schools listed below will be awarded college scholarships from the Team CMMD Foundation.


  • Karen L. Baker Scholarship:
    • $10,000 scholarship for college attendance, paid in four consecutive annual payments of $2,500 per (2 recipients)
  • Karen L. Baker Scholarship Honorable Mention:
    • One time $2,500 grant (2 recipients)
  • Yearly award contingent on college student maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better


  • Completed applicant information form (see attached page)
  • 2024 Graduation from one of the following Chester County High Schools
    • WCASD: Henderson, Rustin, WC East, DASD: West, East, STEM
    • Other: Owen J Roberts, Avon Grove, Kennett, Oxford, Spring-Ford
    • Other: BSHS, Unionville, Phoenixville, Coatesville, Great Valley
  • Attendance at a four-year accredited college (If acceptance received by time of application for scholarship, please include a copy of your acceptance letter)
  • Current GPA of 3.0 or higher (high school transcript to be submitted with application)
  • Applicant was/is directly IMPACTED by cancer, either by illness of applying student, a family member, or person of close personal significance.
  • A max of a 200 words for each short essay questions to be submitted with application.
    • References with your family’s name or the specific name of the person you are writing about should not be used in the short essay questions as they need to be blinded for our selection committee.

This scholarship will be administered by the Team CMMD Foundation. Applications will be accepted at:


until no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024.

The Karen L. Baker Scholarship Committee will review all applications. Scholarship recipients will be notified at the respective school’s senior awards 2024.

Thank you for your interest in the Karen L. Baker Scholarship Award. We look forward to learning about your bravery as we work together in the fight against cancer.