The Jalen Rose Foundation is currently accepting applications for $10,000 college scholarships from high school seniors residing in the city of Detroit, Michigan, who will begin college in the summer or fall of 2008.
The Jalen Rose Foundation was established by NBA star Jalen Rose to create life-changing opportunities for under served youth through the development of unique programs and the distribution of grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed nearly one million to charities, which includes a $100,000 donation to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was founded by another NBA player, Dikembe Mutombo.
In 2006, the foundation was named one of the top 26 sports foundations by Overtime magazine, and in 2005, Black Enterprise magazine named Jalen as a leader in philanthropy.
College Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants must reside in Detroit and be a high school senior in good standing during the 2007-2008 school year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher. Students must be able to prove acceptance by an accredited college or university before the scholarships are distributed and demonstrate financial need.
Deadline: All entries must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2008.
For more information and/or to apply, visit here.
On the web: The Jalen Rose Foundation
Photo: Jalen Rose Foundation website/Giving Back Fund