Mark Zuckerberg donates 5 million dollars to a national scholarship fund
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan donates 5 million dollars to thedream.us, a national scholarship fund that helps undocumented young immigrants in the US attend college.
You can apply for the same here at http://wemakescholars.com/scholarship/3rd-national-scholarship-round
He further explained in his Facebook post about the importance of funding about Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the US, who are a part of the US community and attend regular schools legally. Many of these students moved to America early in their lives and can’t remember living anywhere else. They want to remain in the country they love. But without documentation, it’s often a struggle to get a college education, and they don’t have access to any kind of federal aid.
The organisation called TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth who’ve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education.
The Facebook CEO quotes:
The investment Priscilla and I are making will go towards creating college scholarship programs for more than 400 young immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area over the next five years. TheDream.US is a national scholarship program that has done amazing work under the leadership of Don Graham and others, and we’ve previously invested in their work. But we also wanted to help extend their efforts in the Bay Area as part of our ongoing efforts to support social and economic programs in our local community. Over the coming years, our hope is to prepare hundreds of students to graduate with associate or bachelor’s degrees so they can build meaningful new careers.
Prior to this in 2013, Mark had launched the group FWD.us to mobilize the tech community’s support for immigration. Despite its popular support among tech leaders though, the group has run into the same problems that have plagued immigration reform in Washington. (Source: MotherJones)
This is yet another step towards creating immigration and education solutions that help students make progress in their academic life. You can learn more about this program at: http://www.thedream.us