LeBron James isn’t the only athlete & public figure out here making a change for the youth. Former NBA MVP & Timberwolves star Derrick Rose is launching a college scholarship program called “The Rose Scholars,” which seeks to give high school students the opportunity they need to make their dreams a reality. The program will provide more than $400,000 dollars in tuition money through the program.
According to RoseScholars.com, the program “is open to high school sophomore, junior and senior students who are civically minded and have an instinct to lead. [Rose] is gifting one grand prize winner up to $200,000, paid out $25,000 per semester for four years plus two smaller winners for up to $20,000.”
“Through The Rose Scholars program, I hope to provide students a path to college that was not previously available to them,” Rose said in a statement. “Investing in school-age youth has long been a passion of mine, and I am proud to continue to help children pursue higher education as a means to better themselves and their communities.”
This isn’t the only time Derrick has given back to the youth. Back in 2014 while with the Bulls, Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that provides after-school programs for students.