“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,” Rose said in a statement. “I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to further their education, and through this program, more Detroit students will join me in achieving that goal.”
The scholarships were awarded based on academics, goals, extracurricular and community activities, as well as financial need. Over 200 students applied for the 5 scholarships, which were awarded for the fifth year in a row.
Jalen Rose enrolled at the University of Michigan in 1991, along with fellow “Fab Five” members Chris Webber, Juwon Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. The team made it to the Final Four in their first two years together, losing in the National Championship game each time. Rose left Michigan after his junior year, but completed his degree in Management Studies in 2005 at the University of Maryland.
For more information about Jalen Rose or The Jalen Rose Foundation, please visit jalenrose.com.