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Nine HBCU Seniors Don't Have to Worry About Tuition Thanks to NBA Star Kyrie Irving

Nine Lincoln University students are graduating without debt thanks to one NBA superstar. Kyrie Irving, point guard for the Brooklyn Nets took the giving spirit to the next level last month when he paid the tuition of nine graduating HBCU students through his organization, KAI Family Foundation, according to Black Enterprise. The gift was a part of the foundation’s 11 Days of Giving in December with the No. 11 representing Irving’s jersey number for the Brooklyn Nets. For Lincoln University, the gift came just on the heels of another generous gift from philanthropist and author, MacKenzie Scott, who gave $20 million to the university along with several donations to other HBCUs across the country. Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University was founded in 1854 and is credited as the first HBCU to ever grant degrees, Black Enterprise reports. This isn’t the first time that Irving has been generous with his blessings. During the summer, Irving committed $1.5 million to...

Jan 6, 2021