Two entering students to receive $10,000 scholarships from Jalen Rose Foundation

July 12, 2007

DEARBORN / July 12, 2007---Two University of Michigan-Dearborn students have received scholarships totaling $10,000 each from the Jalen Rose Foundation, a non-profit organization established by NBA star and Phoenix Sun's guard Jalen Rose to create opportunities for underserved youth.

Detroit residents Martin Lucaj of Southwestern High School and Brittany Meeks of Mumford High School will begin their studies at UM-Dearborn this fall.

"Having promoted the Jalen Rose Scholarship to our admitted students for two years now, it is extremely exciting to know that two first-year students enrolling at UM-Dearborn are recipients,” said Christopher Tremblay, director of admissions and orientation at UM-Dearborn. “This acknowledges the quality of our entering students."

Lucaj and Meeks were among five Detroit high school students to receive the scholarships from the foundation this year. They were chosen for the scholarships based on academic achievement, goals, extracurricular and community activities, and financial need. Students will receive the grants in four installments of $2,500 per year.

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