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Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship – University of Michigan

September 2, 2011

Congratulations to JASMINE DENNIS, the 2011 Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship recipient at the University of Michigan!  Jasmine was born in Detroit where she attended St. Scholastica Elementary School for Kindergarten through eighth grade. She is a recent graduate of Cass Technical High School and was one of four valedictorians. She enjoys playing sports, especially basketball, as well as listening to and creating music. She recently began her studies at U of M in Ann Arbor and plans on majoring in bioengineering and then going on to medical school to become an infectious disease specialist. She enjoys learning about the human body and math and science are her favorite classes. She has always been interested in how things work and medicine, so bioengineering really appealed to her!

In 2004, Jalen Rose gave a gift to the University of Michigan to endow a scholarship for an incoming freshman.  The scholarship is available to a first-year student with special consideration for students who come from the state of Michigan and reside in the inner-city.  The $10,000 scholarship completely covers the cost of in-state tuition as well as provides support for additional expenses. It is renewable for three additional years, provided the student recipient meets the eligibility requirements, which include maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Jalen has said that his desire to establish the scholarship fund grew out of an appreciation for a University that set him on a path to succeed and his wish for other students to benefit from that same opportunity.

In order to be eligible for the Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship in future years, students must apply for admission to the University of Michigan prior to the February 1 application deadline, and must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1. As noted above, this award is renewable for three years and may not be available again until the 2015-16 school year.