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The Samuel G. Rose Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Samuel G. Rose, LL.B. '62, a retired commercial real estate developer who obtained his law degree while attending night classes at The University of Baltimore School of Law, has established a $5 million fund dedicated to undergraduate scholarships at UBalt.
This generous new fund sets a single-donor record for cash contributions to the University's endowment, and represents Rose's commitment to future generations of hard-working undergraduate students at his alma mater. Among his previous support is the expansion of an emergency fund for students who are determined to continue their studies during the pandemic.
The Samuel G. Rose Undergraduate Scholarship Fund will provide endowed support for undergraduate students who need financial assistance to complete their degrees. Preference will be given to transfer students who have already completed 24 undergraduate credit hours. A student can receive this scholarship in subsequent years if the need for financial assistance persists.
The funding for the Rose scholarship was generated from an art sale involving American filmmaker George Lucas, best known as the creator of the Star Wars franchise. Lucas and his wife founded The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, which includes works by well-known Black artists. Rose is a collector of pieces by Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, two acclaimed Black artists, and earlier this year Rose sold a pair of works by those artists to the Lucas Museum.
Rose, who wants to provide financial assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to complete their undergraduate degrees, says the sale was an unusual move for him—he is a lover and collector, not a dealer in masterpieces. But when the opportunity arose, he saw the chance to possibly change the lives of those who have followed him at UBalt.
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