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The John Baker Contractor Scholarship Program

John Baker
12/26/1953 - 10/27/2009

In remembrance of our friend and colleague John Baker, Senior Vice President at Contractors State License Services, the CSLS scholarship program has been renamed the John Baker Contractors Scholarship program.

John Baker was a beloved employee of Contractors State License Services for over fifteen years and was instrumental in our growth and success. He worked his way through the ranks to a senior position and he was also a pioneer for CSLS in the development of programs and outreach to the Vocational Rehabilitation Industry. John loved helping students overcome obstacles and achieve their career goals. One of his most proud moments was when one of our CSLS students was recognized at the "Faces of Success" Awards held by OBRA (Organization of Bilingual Rehabilitation Associates). He shared with a colleague at that occasion; "It is rewarding to know that we are playing a part in the rehabilitation of a deserving individual". Therefore, it is appropriate that we recognize John through our scholarship program that continues to assist individuals in achieving their dreams.

John was all about making a difference in a very gentle way and he did so with his friends, family, clients and co-workers. He was insightful, generous and had a wonderful sense of humor. It was an honor and pleasure to have him as a part of the CSLS family for the past fifteen years.

A quote that John shared and lived by…

"Indulge yourself by being generous - help someone out, perform an act of kindness, offer a compliment. The person who will feel most uplifted by you having done so is. . . you". "The Little Book of Calm" by Paul Wilson

We were fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of his indulgence. He will be missed.

Learn how you can participate in the John Baker Contractor Scholarship Program.