Steve Harvey has pledged to cover the costs of eight college students tuition, according to The Associated Press.
The comedian will provide four years of college tuition to incoming freshman at Kent State University through The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
The university that Harvey formerly attended announced the exciting news in a release last week.
“Whenever we can, we find a way to change the lives of young people through scholarship programs we have come up with,” Harvey told officials at Kent State.
The students will have to maintain a grade point average of 2.5 in order to keep the scholarship provided by the foundation.
The scholarship will cover approximately $23,000 per student and is in memory of Devin Moore, a student from Cleveland who died in 2017 while playing basketball at a university center.
A group of incoming freshmen, their families and members of the Kent State community celebrated a generous gift by former student Steve Harvey during a watch party of his talk show "Steve" on Wednesday morning. https://t.co/QuvnmiiuS1 pic.twitter.com/JdnbAGk06W
— Kent State (@KentState) June 26, 2019
Steve Harvey, a former Kent State student himself, just changed the lives of eight incoming freshmen. Be sure to tune into his talk show "Steve" at 9 a.m. tomorrow on WUAB (local) to see how. https://t.co/G5X2OCuMmJ pic.twitter.com/QvSmPVI70f
— Kent State (@KentState) June 25, 2019