Billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay off student loans for 2019 Morehouse grads

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It was one of the best graduation gifts you could ever imagine getting, and an investment in the future of Black America

Grio - May 19, 2019

On Sunday, Morehouse College commencement speaker, billionaire investor Robert F. Smith, pledged to pay off student loans for the entire Class of 2019.

“My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans. You great Morehouse men are bound only by the limits of your own conviction and creativity,” Smith told the crowd of students, parents and supporters in Atlanta.

The announcement drew a standing ovation and chants of “MVP! MVP!” from the audience.

“When Dr. King said that the ‘arc of the moral universe bends toward justice,’ he wasn’t saying it bends on its own accord. It bends because we choose to put our shoulders into it together and push,” Smith said during his speech.

“You great Morehouse men are bound only by the limits of your own conviction and creativity,” Smith said during his remarks.

Smith has been committed to promoting technological and scientific advancement in the African-American community for years, and also donated 1.5 million dollars to Morehouse College earlier this year. ...
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