Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, have donated a $33 million scholarship grant to TheDream.US, which is the nation's largest scholarship program for "dreamers" -- young immigrants whose protections against deportation for being threateed. According to the organization, the donation will allow 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status the opportunity to attend college.
The grant is considered the largest donation in the organization's history.
"MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today's Dreamers by funding these scholarships," Bezos said in a statement.
According to TheDream.US, Dreamers are typically ineligible for federal grants and loans. They are unable to receive state aid in 44 states.