TV host Steve Harvey will be paying full college tuition for eight students attending Kent State University.
According to the Christian Post, Harvey awarded the eight scholarships to Kent State University incoming freshmen. He told the students in a video that God is with them.
“Almighty God, he got a plan for you,” Harvey said in the June 26 video clip.
Harvey is a Kent State alumnus. The awards are about $23,000 per student, according to USA Today.
“The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation is collaborating with Kent State to provide scholarships that will cover the total cost of attendance. All of the students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average for the scholarships to renew each semester,” a statement from the university said.
The eight students appeared on Harvey’s show, Steve, last week, telling the young men they were blessed to have been chosen for the awards.
“This is a really, really cool moment for me. I want y’all to take advantage of this, man. Do something with yourself. Don’t blow this shot,” he said. “There’s a lot of people out here that will not get a shot like this ... I can’t tell you how many black kids in that area, up there, northeast Ohio, thousands.”
He added: “Just think about this for a moment. Out of the thousands of kids, “y’all eight names got pulled out of the sky. How? How? Well, I’m going to tell you how: because that Almighty God – He got a plan for you.
“Because, that Almighty God – he sees something in you,” Harvey said.
The eight scholarships are in the memory of Devin Moore, a Kent State student who died in 2017 while playing basketball at the university’s student recreation center.
Harvey’s foundation also donated $10,000 to Kent State’s Men Empowerment Network.
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