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Hagerstown Suns, business team up for scholarship

February 25, 2008

HMS Technologies Inc., a leader in advanced IT Systems Integration, will again team up with the Hagerstown Suns to provide area high school students whose parents have served overseas in the armed forces the opportunity to apply for the Son or Daughter of a Serviceman Overseas Scholarship Fund.

As part of the Suns' Serviceman Overseas promotion, HMS Technologies Inc. will donate $5 to the scholarship fund for each run the Suns score during the 2008 season.

The company sponsored the scholarship last year.

To qualify as a potential candidate for the scholarship, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

· Attend a public or private high school in Washington, Jefferson or Berkeley counties.

· Maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.

· Have a parent who has served or is serving overseas in any branch of the United States armed forces or active reserves.

Eligible students are asked to submit a three-page essay on why they deserve the award, along with SAT scores, transcripts of grades and recommendations from three nonfamily members on why they are worthy of the award.

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Applications are available by contacting the Suns' front office. The recipient will be honored during an on-field presentation prior to a Suns game.

During the past season, Alisha Commer, a Clear Spring High School graduate, was awarded $3,200. In 2006, HMS Technologies presented Becky Funk, also a Clear Spring High School graduate, with $3,000 to further her education at West Virginia University.

HMS Technologies is an established Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.

The Hagerstown Suns are the South Atlantic League Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

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