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Scholarship Application

2024 Applications are now closed.
2025 applications will resume from January 1, 2025
to March 31, 2025

The Anthony and Marcia Baker Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is for young women who have demonstrated commitment to their communities in one of the four areas, emotional well-being, social well-being, academic support/success, and cultural appreciation.


History: The Anthony and Marcia Baker Scholarship Fund birthed from the Miss Jamaica Florida pageant, South Florida’s longest-running cultural pageant. For almost 30 years, the Miss Jamaica Florida pageant has developed the young women of Jamaican descent by enhancing self-confidence, social awareness, and pride in heritage. After Mr. Bakers' passing, his wife, Marcia Rigg-Baker took the baton to carry the torch of uplifting young women of the Jamaican Diaspora community. Through this scholarship, we honor the foundation they built by empowering young women of the next generation.


“No matter her social standing, no matter her origin…she is a Queen. Her excellence, intelligence, and commitment make our society a better place, we honor her.”

– Mrs. Marcia Rigg-Baker


Applications open on January 1st, 2024 and close on March 31st, 2024 at 12 am EST


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Graduating Senior from local South Florida high school with a 3.5 GPA (weighted or unweighted)

  2. Demonstrate evidence of leadership in High School and a commitment to community service

  3. Must be planning to attend an accredited College / University (including international Universities/Colleges)


The application must include:

  1. An essay stating how a student plans to impact the next generation in one of the four areas, emotional well-being, Social well-being, academic success, or cultural appreciation.

  2. High School transcript (official and official copies accepted)

  3. 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from a school Administrator, Faculty, or Guidance Counselor)

  4. Resume

  5. Completed Online Application. (See below.)

Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest. Please complete the form below.

IMPORTANT: Please submit your essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts to

Anthony & Marcia Baker Scholarship Fund

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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