Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Department of Political Science to one or more students finishing the Third year of an Honours program. The selection will be made on the basis of high academic standing, with consideration given to demonstrated political leadership or involvement in politics. This scholarship is given in memory of the Honourable Walter Baker, P.C., Q.C., M.P., B.A., a distinguished graduate of Carleton University. Endowed in 1984 by friends of the Honourable Walter Baker.