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: Chicago Weather: Wind Chill Advisory In Effect, Wind Chills Dropping Well Below Zero
MacKenzie Scott gave Harper College in Palatine $18 million. It will put half of that amount towards a scholarship fund.READ MORE: View Live Radar
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.MORE NEWS: Many Chicago Area Schools To Close Or Go Remote Wednesday Due To Extreme Cold
The Ignite Scholarship will award full tuition, fees and books to 1,000 students beginning this fall. ✨
— Harper College (@HarperCollege) July 21, 2021