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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose announced he has started a college scholarship program, which will award more than $400,000 in tuition money.

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

On his website, Rose says there will be one grand prize winner who can win up to $200,000 and two other winners who can win up to $20,000 each.

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