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Recipients of 2010 College Scholarships Announced

June 9, 2010

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Detroit, Michigan – For the eighth consecutive year, NBA veteran Jalen Rose awarded Detroit high school seniors college scholarships through his foundation. Awards were made to students to begin their college education in the fall of 2010. Rose, who attended Detroit Southwestern High School, annually awards college scholarships in his hometown with a minimum of one scholarship to his alma mater.

A committee consisting of Rose, representatives of his Foundation and the Detroit Community selected the scholarship recipients from a large number of applicants.  Entries were based on academic achievement, extracurricular/community activities, goals and financial need.

The 2010 winners of a $10,000 college scholarship are:

Arnetia Vaughn-Scott (Detroit School of the Arts) *Presented by Ford Motor Company Fund
Attending Grand Valley State University

Karima Sultana Uddin (Detroit International Academy)
Attending Wayne State University

Luis Lomeli (Southwestern High School)
Attending Michigan State University

In addition to the annual high school scholarships Rose, a former member of the University of Michigan’s Fab Five basketball team, previously made a gift of $240,000 to the University to endow a four-year scholarship for an incoming freshman.  Established in 2004, The Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship is awarded based on both merit and financial need to a first-year student with special consideration for students who come from the state of Michigan and either reside in an inner-city area, or are a member of an underrepresented group. The 2010 recipient is Patricia Fields from Crockett Technical High School.

In 2005, Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College.  The graduate said, “I left the University of Michigan after my junior year to enter the NBA Draft but never lost sight of the value of a college degree. I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to further their education, and through this program, more Detroit students will join me in achieving that goal.”

Ford Motor Company Fund
Through active involvement, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services seeks to build relationships with organizations that have a well-defined sense of purpose, a demonstrated commitment to maximizing available resources and a reputation for meeting objectives and delivering high-quality programs and services. Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services places priority on supporting organizations that promote diversity and inclusion.

About the Jalen Rose Charitable Fund
The Jalen Rose Foundation was established by ESPN Analyst/13-year NBA Veteran Jalen Rose to create life-changing opportunities for underserved youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Grants focus on education and sports and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit as well as other communities in need. More than $1.2 million in charitable donations have been distributed since the foundation’s 2000 inception. In 2010, the Jalen Rose Foundation became the Jalen Rose Charitable Fund in preparation for making a bigger impact in the Detroit Community. For more information visit www.jalenrose.com.