Just call him â€œKevin Clauseâ€. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart delivered some early Christmas presents when heÂ gaveÂ $50,000 of scholarship money to four deserving high school seniors. The students merely thought they were merely getting the opportunity to meet the star but were pleasantly surprised when he handed each scholar their award money.
On his reasoning behind the good deed, Hart told Nichelle Turner of Entertainment Tonight, “This is me stepping up to the plate and saying what you’re doing is dope,” He continued,Â “You’re dope. You’ve got the opportunity to be the dopest of all dopetivity.”
The scholarships arenâ€™t for publicity purposes; Hart is big on philanthropy. In an interview with AimerAmour Magazine, heÂ said, â€œRight now, Philadelphia is very important to me. Iâ€™ve donated large sums of money to educational programs and to youth facilities in Philly. Iâ€™m trying to help the city where Iâ€™m from prosper.â€ He also mentioned working on several charitable events with fellow philanthropist, Chris Paul of the LA Clippers. In addition to donating to cancer research as his mother passed away from the disease in 2007.
Hart in partnership with the United Negro College Fund selected the recipients based on grades and financial need. In addition to their scholarships, the four students will get the exclusive opportunity to travel to Atlanta, GA for the UNCF Evening of Stars event, hosted by Anthony Anderson star of the hit ABC comedy, Black-ish.
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The UNCF Evening of Stars airs April 26th on BET.