Kevin Hart has said his charity “is about to do a lot more” after it awarded university scholarships to 18 students.

The actor and comedian partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to make a donation of $600,000 (£465,000) to fund the places.

In a post on his Instagram account Hart, who is from Philadelphia, said:

“This is just the beginning people! I’m also proud of the eight kids from Philadelphia that received these scholarships. Stand up Philadelphia!”

Online, Hart’s post has been liked more than 216,000 times on Instagram and nearly 2,000 times on Twitter.

Many have paid tribute to the Scary Movie actor with UNCF issuing a thank you for the donation, and highlighting his previous generosity.