The recipient must be a full-time student accepted to Eastern Illinois University. The recipient must be pending graduation or have graduated from Charleston High School, Charleston, Illinois. The worthy recipient shall be able to demonstrate character assets to those that Coach Baker possessed. Financial need is a consideration and may be used by the selection committee as the determining factor should all other criteria be equal. The recipient need not be an "A" student, but shall show potential for success through the guiding principle that "hard work will bring future reward." The recipient must be in good academic standing at the time the award is issued. For more information, contact the Guidance Office at Charleston High School.