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Kevin Hart giving back by handing out scholarships to HBCU students

His Help From the Hart Charity Fund is partnering with the UNCF to award $600,000

3:05 PMLast week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart.

In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help From the Hart Charity Fund, 18 KIPP students will have an opportunity to earn a college degree.

Through this partnership, a $600,000 scholarship will be established to provide funding in order to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and president Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Kevin Hart with several of the students at the announcement of the Help From The Hart Charity Fund’s launch of a $600,000 scholarship program with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge Is Power Program.

Photo by Paress Salinas

The 18 scholarship recipients range from the Arkansas Delta to Washington, D.C. The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and could be given significant renewal awards based on need.

For Hart, the purpose behind the partnership is twofold: Not only does he get to invest in a child’s education, but he also gets to show support and emphasize the importance of HBCUs.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “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.”

According to KIPP board of directors chairman John Fisher, not only will this scholarship benefit students by allowing them to pay for their education but it will also help inspire them to achieve their dreams.

“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 Fisher. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Helping with the education of future generations has become a notable feat among today’s most prominent celebrities. Along with James and Hart, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose recently announced a $400,000 college tuition program called “Rose Scholars.”

In light of the generosity from Hart and other stars, Lomax wishes that this precedent of giving back to education remains a constant in society moving forward.

“Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game,” said Lomax. “And we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students.”

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3:05 PMLast week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart.

In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help From the Hart Charity Fund, 18 KIPP students will have an opportunity to earn a college degree.

Through this partnership, a $600,000 scholarship will be established to provide funding in order to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and president Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Kevin Hart with several of the students at the announcement of the Help From The Hart Charity Fund’s launch of a $600,000 scholarship program with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge Is Power Program.

Photo by Paress Salinas

The 18 scholarship recipients range from the Arkansas Delta to Washington, D.C. The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and could be given significant renewal awards based on need.

For Hart, the purpose behind the partnership is twofold: Not only does he get to invest in a child’s education, but he also gets to show support and emphasize the importance of HBCUs.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “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.”

According to KIPP board of directors chairman John Fisher, not only will this scholarship benefit students by allowing them to pay for their education but it will also help inspire them to achieve their dreams.

“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 Fisher. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Helping with the education of future generations has become a notable feat among today’s most prominent celebrities. Along with James and Hart, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose recently announced a $400,000 college tuition program called “Rose Scholars.”

In light of the generosity from Hart and other stars, Lomax wishes that this precedent of giving back to education remains a constant in society moving forward.

“Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game,” said Lomax. “And we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students.”

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3:05 PMLast week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart.

In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help From the Hart Charity Fund, 18 KIPP students will have an opportunity to earn a college degree.

Through this partnership, a $600,000 scholarship will be established to provide funding in order to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and president Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Kevin Hart with several of the students at the announcement of the Help From The Hart Charity Fund’s launch of a $600,000 scholarship program with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge Is Power Program.

Photo by Paress Salinas

The 18 scholarship recipients range from the Arkansas Delta to Washington, D.C. The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and could be given significant renewal awards based on need.

For Hart, the purpose behind the partnership is twofold: Not only does he get to invest in a child’s education, but he also gets to show support and emphasize the importance of HBCUs.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “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.”

According to KIPP board of directors chairman John Fisher, not only will this scholarship benefit students by allowing them to pay for their education but it will also help inspire them to achieve their dreams.

“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 Fisher. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Helping with the education of future generations has become a notable feat among today’s most prominent celebrities. Along with James and Hart, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose recently announced a $400,000 college tuition program called “Rose Scholars.”

In light of the generosity from Hart and other stars, Lomax wishes that this precedent of giving back to education remains a constant in society moving forward.

“Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game,” said Lomax. “And we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students.”

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3:05 PMLast week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart.

In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help From the Hart Charity Fund, 18 KIPP students will have an opportunity to earn a college degree.

Through this partnership, a $600,000 scholarship will be established to provide funding in order to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and president Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Kevin Hart with several of the students at the announcement of the Help From The Hart Charity Fund’s launch of a $600,000 scholarship program with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge Is Power Program.

Photo by Paress Salinas

The 18 scholarship recipients range from the Arkansas Delta to Washington, D.C. The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and could be given significant renewal awards based on need.

For Hart, the purpose behind the partnership is twofold: Not only does he get to invest in a child’s education, but he also gets to show support and emphasize the importance of HBCUs.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “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.”

According to KIPP board of directors chairman John Fisher, not only will this scholarship benefit students by allowing them to pay for their education but it will also help inspire them to achieve their dreams.

“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 Fisher. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Helping with the education of future generations has become a notable feat among today’s most prominent celebrities. Along with James and Hart, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose recently announced a $400,000 college tuition program called “Rose Scholars.”

In light of the generosity from Hart and other stars, Lomax wishes that this precedent of giving back to education remains a constant in society moving forward.

“Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game,” said Lomax. “And we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students.”

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3:05 PMLast week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart saluted LeBron James on the opening of his I Promise school for at-risk youth in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. Now, we have a reason to salute Hart.

In a partnership involving the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and Hart’s own Help From the Hart Charity Fund, 18 KIPP students will have an opportunity to earn a college degree.

Through this partnership, a $600,000 scholarship will be established to provide funding in order to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and president Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”

Kevin Hart with several of the students at the announcement of the Help From The Hart Charity Fund’s launch of a $600,000 scholarship program with the United Negro College Fund and the Knowledge Is Power Program.

Photo by Paress Salinas

The 18 scholarship recipients range from the Arkansas Delta to Washington, D.C. The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and could be given significant renewal awards based on need.

For Hart, the purpose behind the partnership is twofold: Not only does he get to invest in a child’s education, but he also gets to show support and emphasize the importance of HBCUs.

“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “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.”

According to KIPP board of directors chairman John Fisher, not only will this scholarship benefit students by allowing them to pay for their education but it will also help inspire them to achieve their dreams.

“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 Fisher. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Helping with the education of future generations has become a notable feat among today’s most prominent celebrities. Along with James and Hart, Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose recently announced a $400,000 college tuition program called “Rose Scholars.”

In light of the generosity from Hart and other stars, Lomax wishes that this precedent of giving back to education remains a constant in society moving forward.

“Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game,” said Lomax. “And we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students.”