LeBron James is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to his commitment to the children involved with his “I Promise” campaign through his LeBron James Family Foundation charity.
King James has partnered with the University of Akron to give four-year scholarships to any child who completes his “I Promise” campaign.
The annual tuition is $9,500, so it’s a $38,000 commitment to each student who qualifies. There are currently 1,100 kids in the program, and 1,200 more are expected to be added in the next four years, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
LeBron says being able to give back is the reason for what he does. Tat being able to reward hard work is important to him. While the specific criteria is still being put together, a high GPA is certainly going to be in the mix.
The first class will enter the University of Akron in 2021.