Kevin Hart, KIPP & UNCF Provide Full Scholarships To 18 Students All Attending HBCUs
Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities.
The @KevinHart4real Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students, but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs. HBCUs matter and #HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. #BetterFutures pic.twitter.com/JTejgWbafc
— Dr. Michael Lomax (@DrMichaelLomax) August 7, 2018
Hart’s “Help From The Hart Charity” and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015.
The 18 students from eight cities who were chosen for the scholarships all attended KIPP schools. They are attending 11 different colleges across the country.
Congratulations to Lauryn Williams, @KIPPMAC alumna, for receiving the Help From The Hart Scholarship! She’ll be attending @XULA1925. Thank you to @KevinHart4real and @UNCF! #BetterFutures pic.twitter.com/aRgQJnzG6Z
— KIPP Schools (@KIPP) August 9, 2018
The recipients were selected based on academic and personal accomplishments.
Hart said in a statement that he wanted to do his part to provide opportunities for future leaders.
The students hail from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C.
I’m looking forward to doing a lot more of this in the near future!!! https://t.co/zXx0j6CNum
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) August 9, 2018
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