LeBron James, continuing his hot streak of being the most liked man in America, partnering with JP Morgan Chase and his hometown University of Akron, announced Thursday that qualifying students involved in his foundation’s “I Promise” program will receive full four-year scholarships to the university. Via the press release:
The NBA star has partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in James’ ”I Promise” program who qualify. The scholarship will cover tuition and the university’s general service fee – currently $9,500 per year.
“It’s the reason I do what I do,” said James, who announced the program Thursday while hosting an event for students at Cedar Point Amusement Park. ”These students have big dreams, and I’m happy to do everything I can to help them get there. They’re going to have to earn it, but I’m excited to see what these kids can accomplish knowing that college is in their futures.”
With 1100 kids currently involved in the program, each of them costing the aforementioned $9,500 dollars a year, Lebron looks to be putting about $41.8 million dollars into these kids. What a guy.”
After leading the Cavaliers back to the finals, which LITERALLY revitalized the entire Cleveland economy (it is reported James bring over $500 million dollars into Cleveland’s market), and actually holding his own as an actor in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, this is just further proof that Lebron James is currently the peak human being. I don’t ever think I’ve seen a dude go from loved to hated back to loved again like Lebron has. Remember, Clevelanders were once burning his jersey in the streets. Now the guy is probably sending those jersey burners children to college.