Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos To Donate $33M To ‘Dreamers’ Scholarship Fund

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have announced that they will be donating the sum of $33 million to the scholarship fund for the ”dreamers”. The Dreamers program is meant to help undocumented students and immigrants that have been brought in the country at a young age. His donation will help provide about 1000 scholarships for the high school graduates that were enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program aka DACA. It will help them cover the cost of their tuition, fees, and books.

Announcing this via twitter The Dreamers US thanked Jeffe Bezos and his wife saying that their donation is the biggest in the history of the program. The tweet reads;
Thank you, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, for the biggest grant in our history. Because of you, 1000 #DREAMers will be able to go to college
Jeff Bezos who is also the owner of the Washington Post narrated the story of his father who left Cuba at the age of 16 as a part of Operation Pedro Pan. According to him;
He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English. With a lot of grit and determination — and the help of some remarkable organizations in Delaware — my dad became an outstanding citizen, and he continues to give back to the country that he feels blessed him in so many ways
The Obama administration in 2012 introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program aka DACA to allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. While the scholarship program, The Dream.US that was launched back in 2014 has awarded scholarships to more than 1700 immigrants which are worth more than $19 million in financial assistance.

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