Just when we thought we couldn’t love Ellen DeGeneres more, she goes and makes us cry ugly happy tears at our desk at work.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” host is making dreams come true by sending deserving young academics to university.
Ellen had the senior class at the Summit Academy Charter School in Brooklyn on her show yesterday to announce that they would each receive a generous four-year university scholarship.
“Last time you were here, Walmart wanted to give you $25,000,” DeGeneres, 59, revealed. “We’ve never done anything this big before, we’ve reached out to the people at Walmart, and they want to give each one of you a four-year scholarship.”
The four-year scholarships are paid for by Wal-Mart and will cover tuition for any state university in New York. The entire gift is reportedly worth $1.6 million.
The students had previously shared their feelings about what college means to them.