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					                 HARMON & SUE BURNS SCHOLARS
        A Scholarship program of the Giants Community Fund



The Application

Each student must submit the following information to complete this
application:

   Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars application form (attached), which includes a
    recommendation from your Junior Giants Coach or Commissioner (this may
    not be submitted by your parent or guardian)

   One recommendation from an adult (teacher, community member,
    coach, etc.) other than a parent/guardian who can confirm your
    community involvement, teamwork and leadership qualities, and/or
    academic achievement (Please use attached form)

   One photocopy of your year-end seventh grade report card

   Completed applications must be received no later than July 22, 2011.
    Please mail to the following address:




                       Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars
                         Giants Community Fund
                           24 Willie Mays Plaza
                         San Francisco, CA 94107

         Questions can be directed to the Giants Community Fund at:
                       (415) 972-2430 or 1-877-JRGIANT




             Note: Please do not staple or bind submissions
                     HARMON & SUE BURNS SCHOLARS
          A Scholarship program of the Giants Community Fund

The Program

The mission of the Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars program is to provide an incentive for
higher education, promote active community service, and extend the impact of the
Junior Giants baseball program. Emphasizing the importance of Leadership,
Teamwork, Confidence and Integrity, Junior Giants furthers its commitment to the
community through this unique scholarship. The goal of this program is to provide
students with the incentive and motivation to actualize their full potential.



 Of important note to potential applicants:

       The goal of this program is to assist students who have high potential but
        may be under-achieving, enabling them to flourish and become
        motivated and successful.
       There will be special consideration of Scholars who exhibit extraordinary
        improvement.
       We value diversity and will strive to have that diversity, in all its
        manifestations, reflected in the Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars program.
       We are committed to making an impact on the communities we serve,
        and we particularly encourage students who display exceptional
        character to apply for this scholarship.

The Scholarship

A $2,500 Scholarship will be awarded to ten students who will be in eighth grade in
the current academic year and are currently participating in the Junior Giants
baseball program. The Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars program is open to all current
seventh grade participants in Junior Giants baseball. All eligible participants within
the over 85 regional leagues are encouraged to apply for this award.

Each recipient will be recognized on Education Day during the on-field presentation
at AT&T Park and will be invited to participate in that annual celebration.

The Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, each student must:
 Currently participate in the Junior Giants program
 Enter eighth grade in Fall 2011
 Demonstrate the value of education, a strong work ethic, and community outreach
 Be a legal resident
 Have a 2.0 grade point average on a four-point scale
The Recipients

Scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements each year, grades 8-12:

   Maintain involvement with Junior Giants as a coach/mentor or participate in
    another community volunteer program with a minimum of 30 hours of service
    each year
   Maintain satisfactory high school attendance
   Maintain an annual minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a four-point scale*
    *Must annually provide documentation to confirm this requirement is met

The Selection

Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars are selected by a committee comprised of Board
members and staff of the Giants Community Fund. The committee reviews the
completed applications and the students’ community and academic achievements.
Decisions of the committee are final. Applications become property of the
committee and will not be returned.

There will be no discrimination regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital
status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical
condition, or sexual orientation when choosing a successful scholarship recipient.
Immediate family members of the Giants front office and Giants Community Fund
Board of Directors are not eligible for consideration of a scholarship.

The Application

Each student must submit the following information to complete this application:
 Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars application form, which includes a recommendation
   from Junior Giants Coach or Commissioner (this should not be submitted by your
   parent or guardian)
 One recommendation from an adult (teacher, community member, coach, etc.)
   other than a parent/guardian who can confirm your community involvement,
   teamwork and leadership qualities, and/or academic achievement (Please use
   attached form)
 One photocopy of your year-end seventh grade report card
 Please do not staple or bind any materials

Completed applications must be postmarked by July 22, 2011. Please mail to the
following address:

                              Harmon & Sue Burns Scholars
                                Giants Community Fund
                                  24 Willie Mays Plaza
                                San Francisco, CA 94107

             Questions can be directed to the Giants Community Fund at:
                           (415) 972-2430 or 1-877-JRGIANT
                  HARMON & SUE BURNS SCHOLARS
         A Scholarship program of the Giants Community Fund


                            PERSONAL INFORMATION
                          (To be completed by the applicant)

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Home Address: ____________________________________________________________________
City: ________________________________________ State: _________ Zip Code: ___________
Home Telephone: ( ) ______________________________________________________________
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth (Month/Date/Year): ___________________________________________________
Place of Birth (City, State, Country): ________________________________________________
Gender (circle one):        Female               Male
Ethnic Identity (optional): __________________________________________________________


Names of Parents/Guardian:
Father: __________________________________ Mother: _________________________________
Guardian (if applicable):___________________________________________________________
Home Address (if different than above): ____________________________________________
Home Telephone: ( ) ______________________________________________________________
Father’s Work Telephone: ( ) ____________ Mother’s Work Telephone: ( ) ______________


School Name: _____________________________________________________________________
School District: ____________________________________________________________________
School Address: ___________________________________________________________________
City: ________________________________________ State: _________ Zip Code: ___________
School Telephone: ( )_______________________________________________________________


Please list school/community activities, hobbies, interests:
                      JUNIOR GIANTS INFORMATION
(To be completed by your Junior Giants Coach/Commissioner. This should not
be submitted by your parent or guardian)


Team Name: _______________________________________________________________
League (city): ______________________________________________________________
Junior Giants Coach/Commissioner’s Name: _________________________________
Address:____________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: (      ) ___________________________________________________
E-mail Address: _____________________________________________________________
Applicant’s Junior Giants Start Date (year): __________________________________


Please write a recommendation of the applicant addressing such topics as
teamwork, player/coach relationship, leadership qualities and character.
Please attach an additional sheet if needed:

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                            RECOMMENDATION
       (To be completed by an adult other than your parent/guardian)
Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Affiliation/Organization: _____________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number: (      ) ___________________________________________________
E-mail Address: _____________________________________________________________
Applicant’s Name: _________________________________________________________
Relationship to Applicant: ___________________________________________________
When did you become acquainted? ________________________________________


Please write a recommendation of the Applicant, addressing his or her
character, academic achievement, and community involvement as they
pertain to your relationship with the Applicant. Please attach an additional
sheet if needed:

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                                 SHORT ESSAY
                      (To be completed by the applicant)


Please list your top three goals for your future and tell us how furthering your
education will help in fulfilling each of these goals.

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Please tell us about a person you admire and describe why you admire this
person. (This person can be a family member, friend, sports star, entertainer, or
anyone else who inspires you).

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                                 (Continued)


Please describe your involvement with Junior Giants addressing what you have
learned, how actively you have participated, what challenges you have
faced, how you have overcome those challenges, etc.
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Please describe how you plan to remain actively involved with Junior Giants
during high school, whether it is as a coach, mentor, or perhaps in a new role
you’d like to create. Or describe another community service activity in which
you will be involved. Please be specific and realistic. The community service
commitment is a significant component of the Scholars Program.

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