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Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $5 Million For Immigrant Scholarships

Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $5 Million For Immigrant Scholarships
Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s F8 Conference Maurizio Pesce / Flickr CC BY 2.0

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Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Donate $5 Million For Immigrant Scholarships

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are donating the amount of $5 million to a scholarship fund that aims to help immigrants attend colleges in the U.S.

The CEO of Facebook announced in an FB post their act of donating the money to thedream.us.

“Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States. Many of them moved to America early in their lives and can’t remember living anywhere else. They want to remain in the country they love and be a part of America’s future. 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 money, according to Fortune, is expected to support over 400 undocumented young immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Currently, the Facebook page of thedream.us sports a profile picture that says “Mark’s In. I’m in. Are you in?”

It has already been known that Zuckerberg always finds himself involved on issues of immigration reform. In 2013, he co-founded FWD.US, which, according to its website, “is mobilizing the tech community in support of policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century, starting with comprehensive immigration reform.”

FWD.US is also co-founded by big names in the tech industry such as Marissa Mayer and Bill Gates.

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