LeBron James Promises Full Scholarships to University of Akron for Local Kids Who Finish “I Promise” Program

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According to usatoday.com, NBA sensation LeBron James continued to give back to the city that raised him by announcing Thursday that he’d partnered with the University of Akron to provide guaranteed four-year scholarships for any children who complete his “I Promise” program via The LeBron James Family Foundation.

That’s currently a $38,000 value.

As of now, Akron and James’ foundation are still hammering out the exact criteria of the scholarships; for instance, students will have to graduate from a high school within Akron’s public school system, achieve certain standardized test scores, and fulfill a community service requirement.

For more information, go to: http://lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org/page/akronipromise

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

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