Clarice Baker has been selected to receive the 2017 Winifred H. Hammond Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

Baker was presented with $750 to help pursue an education and career in nursing. A fourth-generation Tehachapi resident, Baker is currently enrolled at Antelope Valley College.

The Hammonds thanked Edith Elder, Dedl Troy and Pam Alvarez for generously helping to fund the scholarship, which was created to honor their mother, Winifred H. Hammond, and her legacy of professionalism in nursing.