CHICAGO (CBS) — The ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos already gave big money to colleges in our area.
One of them knows how they’ll spend it.READ MORE: City Leaders Hope New Campaign Will Boost Vaccination Rate, But Health Professionals Say It Will Take Time
MacKenzie Scott gave Harper College in Palatine $18 million. It will put half of that amount towards a scholarship fund.
One thousand students will get full tuition and books for two years, starting in the fall.
Anyone interested, including current students, can apply for one of those scholarships by August 8.READ MORE: A Closed CPS Charter School Leaves Student Without Transcript He Needs For College
The Ignite Scholarship will award full tuition, fees and books to 1,000 students beginning this fall. ✨
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