Prairie View A&M in Waller County is getting a big donation from the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
MacKenzie Scott is giving the school $50 million. Of that, $10 million will establish a fund for juniors and seniors who have unpaid balances due to the pandemic, and the rest goes to the schools endowment.
PVAMU is one of two schools in the Texas A&M system getting donations, with the other being Texas A&M International, who will receive $40 million. No word on how their donation will be used.
According to Scott, 384 recipients are receiving a combined $4 billion. Recipients include HBCU’s, food banks, United Way chapters, YMCA’s and YWCA’s, and Meals on Wheels programs.