12 Jan The Wall Street Journal: Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to grant $33 million in college scholarships for DACA students
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +1.78% Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.US, a nonprofit education group.
The grant, made by Mr. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, will fund 1,000 scholarships for students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, status, the group said.
The students will receive a total of $33,000 in scholarship aid over four years to cover the costs of their education. Nearly 3,000 students currently are part of the group’s program.
Mr. Bezos, 54, said in a press release that his father came to the U.S. at age 16 unable to speak English.
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