This summer, Derrick Rose, the Minnesota Timberwolves point guard announced the start of his scholarship program. The Rose Scholars.
The program is awarding nearly $400,000 worth of scholarships to those kids who want to pursue their dreams of a college degree.
Alverto Ruiz won $10,000 las week for tuition at Middle Tennessee State University.
Gabriel Lee now has won $200,000 for his studies of kinesiology at Michigan State University covering all of his 4-year expenses.
Derrick Rose, the youngest MVP in NBA history, has a long tradition of giving back to those in need.
In 2014, Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters, a Chicago charity that arranges out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The 30-year-old also donated $7,000 to a man walking from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to help stop Chicago’s gun violence and has paid for multiple funerals in his hometown of Chicago.
Congratulations to Gabriel Lee, our Rose Scholar and Grand Prize winner who will be receiving up to $200,000 for his education at MSU. He is currently studying Kinesiology while holding down a job. His future is bright! Good luck on trying to walk onto the basketball team! https://t.co/v4u71Pd8Ij
— Derrick Rose (@drose) November 19, 2018