Kevin Hart has partnered with KIPP Public Schools and the United Negro College Fund to provide scholarships to 18 students from around the country to attend historically black colleges and universities.
KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. Both KIPP and Kevin Hart’s “Help From The Hart Charity” donated $300,000 each in scholarships administered by the fund.
A total of 18 students from states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington, D.C. were chosen for the scholarships based on academic and personal accomplishments and all attended KIPP schools.
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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!!!!!
The recipients will be attending 11 different colleges across the country.