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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Scholarships

Dick Baker Memorial Scholarship

  • Awarded to juniors and seniors
  • recipient must have at least a 3.2 GPA
  • Awarded according to established selection procedures in EECS Dept.
About the Donor


Professor Richard Baker

     A truly memorable era in the history of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science came to a close with the passing in April 1998 of Professor Richard A. “Dick” Baker, a 1956 alumnus of Washington State University and a member of the faculty for more than 35 years.

With his ready wit and caring heart, Dr. Baker touched the lives of thousands, both in and out of our EE classrooms.  His life and the rapport he developed with his classes demonstrated the importance of students in his life.
Dr. Baker’s special interest was in power systems, and specifically the protection and control of high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission.

One of his famous “Bakerisms”: “Anything not covered sufficiently in lecture, and not sufficiently covered in the text, will be sufficiently covered in the exam.”

The income from this fund is used to award one or more scholarships to WSU students, with preference to electrical engineering majors specializing in power engineering.

To Contribute to This Fund

If you would like to make a gift to this scholarship fund, please contact:
Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science