While Kevin Hart movies and tours are reaching the stars, he hasn’t forgotten about the high school stars who are excelling academically.
Kevin believes in his hometown of Philadelphia, and likewise, supports individuals from the area who are attempting to better themselves. Similarly, Hart understands the value of education and how applied-youth should have access to the best learning experiences and environments.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kevin mentioned that his mother was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Too, Hart stated that he could have gone to that particular university for free. Yet, he chose a different route.
However, as for the four recipients of Kevin Hart’s scholarships, he spoke some acclamation-filled words towards their accomplishments.
“This is me stepping up to the plate going, ‘Yo, what you’re doing is dope. You’re dope. You’ve got the opportunity to be the dopest of all dopetivity’…
Okay… time to give out some money! On behalf of myself and UNCF [United Negro College Fund], I am handing you a $50,000 scholarship.”
Kevin Hart quoted the aforementioned statement to each individual student upon handing them their scholarships. One student was starstruck by Hart and appeared to be in a daze. Suddenly, she stated, “You smell good.” Then, she asked for a hug, and Kevin consented.
To clarify, Hart chose these “dope” scholarship recipients because of their high grade point averages and financial needs. Across the nation, there are students who excel above and beyond the average requirement to pass. Unfortunately, those students could also come from poor financial backgrounds — possibly hindering them from attending a top school that could render maximum benefit.
Yet, since Kevin’s heart is in Philly, he decided to “take care of home, first.” Atop of being awarded, Hart will be sending these four students to Atlanta, Georgia, for a UNCF event called “An Evening of Stars.” Generally, this is an award opportunity given to exceptional students who plan to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or UNCF member school. Since Kevin has cooperated with this agency, the same stipulations may or may not apply.
According to the scholarship program, the typical requirements read as follows.
“Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be a matriculating student at a UNCF member school or HBCU in Fall 2015.
- Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Applicants must be a high school senior (class of 2015); current college freshman (class of 2018), current college sophomore (class of 2017) or current college junior (class of 2016) at the time of application.
- Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need (will be verified upon final selection).”
As mentioned, two through four have been met, as far as Hart is concerned. Whether the other requirement is optional for Kevin’s specific version of the award hasn’t been reported.
All in all, what do you think about Kevin Hart’s “dope” scholarship?
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