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2009, July 6: JALEN ROSE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

July 6, 2009

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.”

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. 

About the Jalen Rose Foundation
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 sports and education and are distributed in Jalen’s hometown of Detroit as well as other communities in need.  Since its inception in 2000, The Jalen Rose Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in charitable donations.
For more information, visit www.jalenrose.com or www.jalenrosefoundation.org.    

About the Giving Back Fund
The Giving Back Fund (www.givingback.org) is a national nonprofit organization established in 1997 to provide professional philanthropic management, consulting, and mentoring, to athletes, entertainers and others.  The Giving Back Fund has worked successfully with more than 100 professional athletes, entertainers, and business entrepreneurs, helping them achieve their philanthropic goals.