Kevin Hart surprised four high school seniors from his hometown of Philadelphia with scholarships.

The self-proclaimed “comedian rockstar” partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to give each of the four students $50,000 as rewards for their high GPAs and in acknowledgment of their financial needs. 

According “Entertainment Tonight,” Hart joked:

My money went to a much much more useful cause I guess you would say than what I would have been doing with it at a strip club. 

The scholarship recipients will also get to attend the “UNCF Evening of Stars” event in Atlanta.