Comedian and television host Steve Harvey is generously giving eight Kent State University students full scholarships and pointing them to God.
A statement shared last week by the Ohio school explained that Harvey, a Kent State alumni himself, would “cover the total cost of attendance” for eight incoming freshmen.
“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.”
Harvey recent featured the students on his daytime TV program, Steve, sharing with them God was guiding this opportunity.
“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 went on to say: “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.”