Derrick Rose Launches Scholarship Program
On Wednesday, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose announced that he has started a scholarship program.
Per the Rose Scholars website:
The program is open to high school sophomore, junior + senior students who are civically minded and have an instinct to lead. He is gifting 1 grand prize winner up to $200,000, paid out $25k per semester for 4 years + 2 smaller winners for up to $20k (paid out fall 2018, 1 time payment).
Be creative, put in some work, chase dreams, change the world, make it better: #RoseScholars2018
I'm excited to share the launch of The Rose Scholars program, a scholarship program which seeks to give high school students the opportunity they need to make their dreams a reality.
— Derrick Rose (@drose) August 1, 2018
Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose has started a scholarship, The Rose Scholars, awarding over $400K in tuition money through the program. "I am proud to continue to help children pursue higher education as a means to better themselves and their communities."
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 1, 2018
Pretty cool stuff from Rose giving back.