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STLCC Announces Willie G. Baylor Sr. Gateway to Innovation Scholarship

October 20, 2016

Baylor Foundation Scholarship check presentation  
In September, STLCC hosted a check presentation with members of the Baylor family and Gateway to Innovation.

St. Louis Community College is offering a new scholarship to encourage and inspire deserving students from north St. Louis County to pursue a degree at STLCC.

Willie G. Baylor Sr. Gateway to Innovation Scholarship Fund selectees will receive up to $1,500 in financial assistance per semester. The funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition or textbooks at STLCC.

Last month, the St. Louis Community College Foundation received $10,000 from Gateway to Innovation and $2,000 from Society for Information Management St. Louis to establish the Willie G. Baylor Scholarship Fund. Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by the Willie G. Baylor Sr. Charitable Foundation.

This foundation was created to promote student achievement and provide opportunities through educational excellence. The foundation was established in 2004 to honor the late Willie G. Baylor Sr., founder of Faith Miracle Temple Church in Ferguson, Mo. Since its inception, it has awarded nearly 50 scholarships to students, helping them achieve their dreams by defraying the cost of higher learning.

“Willie G. Baylor Sr. was an inspirational leader who believed that where you come from or the family you were born into should not automatically disqualify you from success,” said Lorenzo Baylor Sr. “He took steps to ensure that each of his nine children had the opportunity and tools to attend college and receive a higher education in order to succeed in life. He loved this community, and we are proud to honor his legacy with student scholarships.”

Students interested in applying for this scholarship at STLCC should visit the foundation's website. The deadline to apply for a fall 2017 scholarship is April 14.

Questions regarding this scholarship should be directed to contact@wgbaylorfoundation.org or 314-384-9780.