2019 Beloved Benefit

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Steve Harvey gifted eight incoming freshmen to Kent State University with scholarships that are going to cover their entire cost attendance. All the students have to do is maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and the scholarship will renew each semester.

The news of the scholarships comes in addition to the $10,000 The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation made to Kent State’s Men Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) , according to a press release. This pledge was made to Michael Daniels, assistant director of the Student Multicultural Center and M.E.N, back in April during a special visit from Steve Harvey.

The scholarships that will be given to the students are in memory of Devin Moore, a Kent State student that suddenly died while playing basketball in the schools Student Recreation Center in 2017. The scholarships are expected to total up to about $23,000 per student for their entire undergraduate career.

Harvey has been committed to helping young students finance higher education, saying, “whenever we can, we find a way to change the lives of young people through scholarship programs we have come up with.”

These bouts of generosity from Harvey are all surrounding the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Psi Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, where Harvey pledged while a student at Kent State.

Mr. Harvey met with important members of the university’s administration for lunch, and it was during this special assembly that he recommended and dedicated to providing scholarships to commendable students.

According to the official Kent State University website, below are the names of the students:

 

Lamont Averett of Barberton, Ohio

Zethran Jackson of Akron, Ohio

Mark Jenkins of Barberton, Ohio

Jaiden Morales of Lorain, Ohio

Johnell Parnell of Akron, Ohio

Kelvon Gibson of Cleveland, Ohio

Anthony Morris Jrof Cleveland, Ohio

Craig Johnson of Springdale, Maryland