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2007: JRose to Provide College Scholarships to Detroit High School Graduates

June 24, 2008

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2007 — $50,000 in Funds Will be Distributed to Five Local Seniors…

Detroit – For the 5th consecutive year, The Jalen Rose Foundation
announced today that NBA star and Detroit native Jalen Rose will award
five Detroit high school seniors with college scholarships to help them
achieve their college dreams. The scholarships in the amount of $10,000
each will be awarded to high school seniors beginning their college
education in the fall of 2007. Rose, who attended Detroit Southwestern
High School, will award a minimum of one scholarship to a student at
his alma mater.

"Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a college degree, and
through this program, more Detroit students will achieve that goal,"
said Rose. "There is no question in my mind that education is the key
to a successful future and I want to help the Detroit community make
college a priority for its kids. Someday, I hope to receive a
scholarship application from every senior in Detroit because this great
city will only get better as more and more kids grow up and impact the
community in positive ways."

A committee consisting of Rose and representatives of his Foundation
will select scholarship recipients. Decisions will be made based on
academic achievement and goals, extracurricular/community activities
and financial need. The deadline for Detroit seniors to apply is April
30, 2007 and recipients will be announced in May. Students can check
with their school to receive an application, visit www.jalenrose.com or
www.jalenrosefoundation.org for a downloadable form or contact:

The Jalen Rose Foundation
c/o The Giving Back Fund
6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310.649.5222
Email: main@givingback.org

Rose added, "The goal of the program is not only to get kids to
college, but to get them to earn a degree. I currently have over twenty
scholarship recipients in school including four at my alma mater,
University of Michigan. 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."