Help from the Hart Charity Scholarship

Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, has joined forces with UNCF and KIPP to help 18 KIPP students get to and through college.

About the Scholarship

Through a new UNCF scholarship program launched in partnership with Kevin Hart and KIPP, the $600,000 Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will provide funding to support students from eight different cities who are attending 12 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Nearly 1,300 students of the 12,000 KIPP alumni in college are attending HBCUs across the country.

Students have been selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and will receive renewable awards based on need.

Meet the Hart Scholars

  • Kerry Gaino
    Bethune Cookman University Freshman
    KIPP DC Alumnus
  • Jada Taylor
    Clark Atlanta University Freshman
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumna
  • Jamaya Wilson
    Dillard University Junior
    KIPP Texas Public Schools – Houston Alumna
  • A’Maiya Harris
    Fisk University Freshman
    KIPP New Orleans Schools Alumna
  • Lalibela Faraba
    Florida Memorial University Freshman
    KIPP DC Alumna
  • Alexys Smith
    Lincoln University Senior
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumna
  • Marjani Walton
    Lincoln University Sophomore
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumna
  • Willie Smalls
    Morehouse College Freshman
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumnus
  • Wayne Fuller
    Morehouse College Sophomore
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumnus
  • Latron Fleet
    Morehouse College Freshman
    KIPP Baltimore Alumnus
  • Iyvor Hypolite
    Morehouse College Junior
    KIPP Texas Public Schools – Houston Alumnus
  • Dosha Warner
    Philander Smith College Junior
    KIPP Chicago Alumna
  • Casey Adams
    Spelman College Freshman
    KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools Alumna
  • Briana Hardison
    Spelman College Freshman
    KIPP Delta Public Schools Alumna
  • Ayan Robinson
    Tuskegee University Sophomore
    KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Alumna
  • Lauryn Williams
    Xavier University of Louisiana Freshman
    KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools Alumna
  • Mack Anthony Jr.
    Xavier University of Louisiana Junior
    KIPP Delta Public Schools Alumnus
  • Daja Brooks
    Xavier University of Louisiana Junior
    KIPP Chicago Alumna

About Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart exploded onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedic actors in both television and film; and he’s making history.

Hart has appeared in such films as Meet the Fockers sequel aka Little Fockers, and Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence. He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool’s GoldAlong Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston as well as opposite Steve Carell in The 40 Year Old Virgin. To read Hart’s Official Biography, click here.

In 2017, Hart launched the Help From the Hart Charity Scholarship to help youth gain access to higher education. Since then, he’s donated over $350,000 to help students go to and through college.

Every Child Deserves A Transformative Education.

Support for the KIPP Foundation guarantees that current and future KIPP schools have the resources they need to make college a reality for more children in educationally underserved communities. Your contribution helps students across the country access a life of choice and opportunity. Your donation invests in the dreams of nearly 100,000 KIPPsters to choose their own life path.