Kevin Hart Launches $600,000 College Scholarship Fund

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Comedian Kevin Hart is showing off his generosity. Hart announced that his charity “Help From the Hart Charity” has partnered with the Knowledge is Power Program and the United Negro College Fund to launch a $600,000 scholarship fund to help prospective college students pursue their degree. The Hart scholarship is awarded “based on students’ academic and personal achievements and may be renewed.”

18 students of KIPP charter schools received scholarships from the fund, with the students being spread out over eight different cities.

The students are going on to pursue their degrees at historically black colleges.

Among the colleges the scholarship recipients will be attending are Clark Atlanta University, Lincoln University, Morehouse College, Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University, and Spelman College.

“Thank you Kevin for your generosity. We love partnering with you to create better futures for our students,” a Facebook post from Xavier University of Louisiana read.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” Hart said in a statement. “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.”

Hart previously donated $100,000 to the UNCF in 2015 to help fund four students’ educations.

“Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need,” UNCF president Michael L. Lomax said in a statement. “Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact.”

The 38-year-old comedian says “this is just the beginning.” Kudos to Hart for helping students realize their dream.

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