Talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey will be sending some well-deserving students to college on his dime. The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has partnered with Steve’s Alma Mater, Kent State University, to provide scholarships for eight students at about $23,000 per student.
According to a release from the University, the students must maintain a 2.5-grade point average for the scholarships to be renewed each semester. The university says the foundation also committed $10,000 to Kent State’s Men Empowerment Network.
Harvey said in a statement, “Whenever we can, we find a way to change the lives of young people through scholarship programs we have come up with.”
The scholarships are in memory of Devin Moore, a Kent State student from Cleveland who died while playing basketball at a university center in 2017. Moore, like Harvey, was a member of KSU’s chapter of Omega Psi Phi.
Sonya Williams, executive director at Kent State’s division of diversity, equity, and inclusion, said in a statement, “I believe that Devin’s legacy lives on in the lives of the students who are being blessed to get a sound education here at Kent State.”
Steve also flew the scholarship recipients to Los Angeles, California, in May to appear on the series finale of his talk show, “Steve.” The episode is set to air this week.