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Six Philadelphia students received the surprise of a lifetime Monday night when comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced he was giving them some help with college expenses.

That is, the Philly native told them he and the United Negro College Fund will lay out $600,000 to help the students — and 12 others from around the country — realize their dream of attending college.

The six students are Jada Taylor, Alexys Smith, Marjani Walton, Willie Smalls, Wayne Fuller, and Casey Adams. All graduated from KIPP Philadelphia charter schools.

The Hart scholarship — a partnership between the comedian’s charity, KIPP, and the UNCF — was awarded based on students’ academic and personal achievements and may be renewed.

Each honoree will attend a historically black college. Taylor will enroll in Clark Atlanta University in the fall; Smith and Walton will study at Lincoln University; Smalls and Fuller will attend Morehouse College; and Adams will soon begin studies at Spelman College.

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