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Clarkson, Jazz surprise students with scholarship for every season win

Delfin Dioquino
Clarkson, Jazz surprise students with scholarship for every season win

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. Jordan Clarkson and the Jazz give back to the community.

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This season, the Jazz match every win with a full, four-year college scholarship to be given to an underrepresented Utah high school student of color

Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz broke the good news to high school students from the state who have been awarded full college scholarships sponsored by the team.

This season, the Jazz matched every win with a four-year college scholarship covering tuition, books, and campus housing to be given to an underrepresented Utah high school student of color.

With more than just the standings to play for, the Jazz delivered as they notched a league-best 52-20 record and the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Paired with their three preseason wins, the Jazz will be funding 55 full college scholarship in any of the six partner universities in Utah, including Brigham Young University and Weber State University.

The first 30 of those recipients have been determined and Jazz players were the first to let them know through a heartwarming video call.

Among the Jazz players who surprised the students included Clarkson, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, and Mike Conley.

All remaining scholarships for the other 25 wins and the additional victories the Jazz will clinch in the playoffs will be awarded to incoming freshmen for the 2022-2023 school year.

The Jazz will begin their playoff campaign against the winner of the play-in duel between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies, who are vying for the No. 8 seed. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.