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21-year-old man who won American’s Basketballer, Lebron James scholarship graduates, bags degree in Criminology

21-year-old man, who won the renowned American Basketballer, Lebron James scholarship has graduated. He also made a record as the first beneficiary of the scholarship to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Lebron James, an American professional basketball player launched the ‘ I Promise School’ in 2018, as part of his efforts to offer education and opportunities to at-risk children and their families in Northeast Ohio in the United States according to CNN.

Anthony was one of the 193 students in that inaugural class who were given four years of free tuition to attend Kent State University, as well as one year of room and board fully paid for.

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Lebron James took to his Instagram to congratulate Anthony on his achievement and also for becoming the first student from the ‘I promise  School’ to earn a bachelor’s degree. “CONGRATULATIONS ANTHONY!!!! SO PROUD OF YOU YOUNG prince,” HE SAID.

 

 

 

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Anthony made the most of his opportunity, graduating early with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and justice studies with a minor in sociology. “If it wasn’t for the LeBron James Family Foundation, I don’t know if I would have gone to college, I don’t know where I would be,” he said.

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 “If I went … somewhere else, I wouldn’t have been able to live on campus and meet new people, develop relationships, or join organizations. I really enjoy being able to do that at Kent State,” he added.

Anthony mentioned that the school offered more help financially, specifically with tuition and books. He added that the support he had been given helped his educational experience. “These programs also provided me access to different scholarships and internships. Overall, it made the campus a lot easier to navigate,” he said.

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The school provides students with a host of provisions to help them along, including free tuition, free uniforms, free meals, free transportation within two miles, a free bicycle and helmet, and access to a food pantry for their family.

It also helps parents of students receive access to job placement services and help acquire their GEDs. Anthony said that now that he has graduated, he is setting his sights on becoming a Secret Service agent, fueled by the support he received.

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