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2005: DT Scholarship Winners – Jalen Joins Class of ’05

June 24, 2008

ScholarshipWin_05_sm1.JPGJune 27, 2005 — The Jalen Rose Foundation announced today that NBA
star Jalen Rose awarded five Detroit high school seniors $10,000
college scholarships to help them achieve their college dreams. The
scholarships, totaling $50,000, were awarded to the high school seniors
this week to begin their college education in the fall of 2005. Rose,
who attended Detroit Southwestern High School and University of
Michigan, awarded at least one scholarship to each of his alma maters.

"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," said
Rose. "I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to further their
education, and through this program, more Detroit students will join me
in achieving that goal. There is no question in my mind that education
is the key to a successful future. I want to help the Detroit community
make college a priority for its kids because this great city will only
get better as more and more kids grow up and impact the community in
positive ways."

Last month, Rose earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies
from the University of Maryland University College. The 2005 graduate
said, "his degree is equally important to me as any achievement on the
basketball court because when I am finished playing basketball, I will
have the skills to pursue my dreams off the court. I am very proud of
this accomplishment and hope to share my story with today?’ high school
students to help them understand the importance of never giving up on
their education."

A committee consisting of Rose and representatives of his Foundation
selected the scholarship recipients from close to 200 applicants.
Entries were based on academic achievement and goals, extracurricular
& community activities and financial need.

The 2005 winners are:
* Shantell C. Cleveland (Crockett Technical High School)
Attending Michigan State University to study Kinesiology
* Alexandra Johnson-Joshua (Cass Technical High School)
Attending University of Michigan to study Communications
* Samira Montlouis (Southwestern High School)
Attending Wayne State University to study Business
* Shakira Tiara Smiler (High School for the Fine and Performing Arts)
Attending University of Michigan to study Education & Journalism
* Tristan R. Stringer (Southeastern High School)
Attending Lane College to study Business Administration & Physical Education

Rose added, "The goal of the program is not only to get kids to
college, but to get them to earn a degree. I now have 15 students in
college through this program and my Foundation is in constant
communication with the kids and their families to make sure that they
are holding up their end of our partnership over the four years."