- Lebron James is showing why he should be regarded as one of the greatest basketballers of all time
- The LA Lakers star is launching a programme that will help pay tuition fees for young people at university in the United Sates
- The expenses will cover their accommodation, meals and books for the next four years
Basketball icon Lebron James has taken a step further with his charity foundation as he partnered with Kent State University to provide free tuition fee for eligible students for four years.
The LA Lakers star has a foundation called the Lebrone James Family Foundation which will provide free room and board for one year.
“The I PROMISE programme is built on the ‘earned, not given’ philosophy," said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. "We are so excited that our students who have worked incredibly hard and have earned even more life-changing opportunities to grow and excel."
193 students will be eligible for the Kent State University offer as college freshman in the 2021/22 academic session.
To qualify for the free tuition, students must secure admission to the university, fill the required form and complete the stipulated community service each semester.
After these students get the funds, they will be entitled to free accommodation and meals in their first year.
Students must have good results to remain eligible for the free tuition fee per year and must get the minimum number of required credit hours annually.
The university is also organising a fundraising eventy to help students with additional expenses, which involve buying textbooks.
“We are so pleased to take our partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation to this next level and welcome these students fully into the Kent State family,” Kent State President Todd Diacon said: “Kent State looks forward to the time when our campus is teeming with 'I PROMISE' students."
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