WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and founder of Blue Origin, is introduced to speak at the Access Intelligence's SATELLITE 2017 conference at the Washington Convention center on March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. Bezos talked about the future plans of Blue Origin and the innovation of the satellite and space communities. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating $33 million in the form of a scholarship grant to help 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status attend college.
The Bezos grant comes through TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for Dreamers. The organization, which is less than four years old, says this is the largest grant it has ever received. In partnership with more than 70 low-cost colleges in 15 states, TheDream.US offers individual students $33,000 in scholarship aid over four years to help them cover the cost of tuition, fees and books.
“My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,” Bezos said in a statement. “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 …
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