Actor Anthony Anderson hosted the United Negro College Fund 36th annual ‘An Evening of Stars’. Anderson, who knows the struggle of finding funding for school attended Howard University on a partial scholarship until his junior year in 1991.
“We’re here to help alleviate the burden off their shoulders,” Anderson said. “Students won’t have to worry about their next meal, or pay for next semester or housing. The only thing they have to do is open a book and study.”
The United Negro College Fund to donated scholarships to commendable students who are pursuing higher education.
More than $500,000 in grants were all in all given to 20 students by Anderson, Usher and Toni Braxton, Pharrell Williams, Kevin Hart, Big Sean and Los Angeles Clipper Chris Paul. The scholarships on the show were financed by the celebs aside from two that were matched by the UNCF.
Hart, Paul, Williams and Usher made prerecorded appearances, surprising each of their beneficiaries with a scholarship. Big Sean likewise performed his single “One Man Can Change the World” with the Miles College Choir amid the show, which was taped in early April.
Scholarship beneficiaries were chosen from diverse criteria, running from their GPA status and how they communicated the requirement for monetary aid.