Derrick Rose to Provide $400K in Tuition Through Scholarship Program

by August 02, 2018

Derrick Rose announced the launch of The Rose Scholars, a program designed to award over $400,000 in tuition money to college-bound high schoolers.

The program focuses on “students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness to lead.”

Rose, 29, re-upped with the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer on a one-year, $2.4 million deal.

Per the Star Tribune:

The Rose Scholars program will focus β€œon students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness to lead,” according to a news release, which quoted Rose saying, β€œI hope to provide students a path to college that was not previously available to them. 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.”

Applicants must fill an application, write an essay and put a post on social media explaining how they have been a leader in the community. The deadline for application is Sept. 31, with winners announced in October.