and his wife, MacKenzie, have donated a $33 million extend extend to TheDream.US, which is the nation’s largest extend program for “dreamers” — immature immigrants whose protections against deportation for being threateed. According to the organization, the concession will concede 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools with DACA ( ) standing the event to attend college.
The extend is deliberate the largest concession in the organization’s history.
“MacKenzie and we are respected to be means to help today’s Dreamers by appropriation these scholarships,” Bezos pronounced in a statement.
According to TheDream.US, Dreamers are typically incompetent for sovereign grants and loans. They are incompetent to accept state assist in 44 states.
But TheDream.US provides any member with a sum of $33,000 in extend supports over the march of 4 years, which helps compensate for their tuition, books and fees.
The classification now works with some-more than 70 low-cost colleges opposite 15 states. At this time, 2,850 students are enrolled in the program.
“Our students are rarely encouraged and dynamic to attain in college and in life,” Candy Marshall, boss of TheDream.US, pronounced in a statement. “Everyone who believes in preparation and is a crony of the Dreamers would like to appreciate Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos for this pretentious gift. It is a shot in the arm for Dreamer students at a time when some are doubt either they should be in the U.S. at all.”
Bezos, who recently dethroned Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest human ever, also founded Blue Origin and owns The Washington Post. MacKenzie is an author of two novels. She perceived an endowment for one of her books in 2006.
TheDream.US is co-founded by Don Graham, Henry Munoz and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.