Kevin Hart Teams Up With United Negro College Fund To Give $600K In Scholarships To College Students
This partnership will send 18 students to college.
Kevin Hart continues to give back to those in need.
The Philadelphia comedian partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) to provide scholarships and help send 18 lucky students to college. Eight of the 18 students hail from Hart's beloved hometown of Philadelphia.
With $600,000 worth of scholarships, students from 11 historically black colleges and universities and eight cities around the nation will have their college expenses covered because of Hart's generosity.
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“Education and knowledge are powerful,” Hart said in the press release. “I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs. This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen.”
The funnyman, known for his standup specials and hit films like Central Intelligence, gave $100,000 to four students in 2015, as well.
“Nothing brings me greater joy than to see the hard work of these 18 KIPP students recognized by Kevin Hart and UNCF through this generous scholarship program,” said John Fisher, chair of the KIPP Foundation Board of Directors.
Yesterday I surprised 18 #HBCU with scholarships to complete their college degrees.... major thank you to my partners @UNCF @kippschools for helping me.... you guys stepped up to the table and matched my donation and we awarded 600,000....also thank u @jessecollinsent for helping us coordinate this event.....this is just the beginning people!!!! My “Help From The Hart Charity” is about to do a lot more!!!!! #LiveLoveLaugh .....I’m also proud of the 8 Kids from Philadelphia that received these scholarships ....STAND UP PHILLY!!!!!
Keep doing what you do, Kev!
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