Comedian Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships To 3 Xavier Students



In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, file photo, comedian Kevin Hart speaks to reporters as he arrives on the red carpet for Eat My Shorts at the Short Films Premiere at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity."

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity."

Hart has joined forces with the United Negro College Fund and KIPP — Knowledge Is Power Program — to help 18 students earn a college degree. The new $600,000 scholarship program will provide funding to support KIPP students from eight cities attending 11 historically black colleges and universities. The Xavier students are freshman Lauryn Williams, junior Daja Brooks and junior Mack Williams.

The recipients were selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments.

In a statement Tuesday, Hart notes that education and knowledge are powerful. He says he just wanted to do his part in providing opportunities for future leaders.

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