Oprah Winfrey Announces $13 Million Donation To Morehouse College
Oprah Winfrey is making another large donation to one of Atlanta's historic black colleges and universities.
Morehouse College is set to receive a $13 million gift from the television icon as part of the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program.
The scholarship fund, which began in 1989, has now received $25 million dollars total from Winfrey, helping more than 600 students pay for college.
Winfrey's endowment is now the largest in school history.
Here is video from today's surprise announcement. Oprah Winfrey donated $13 million to continue the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Program, pushing her total investment to $25 million, which is the largest endowment in the College’s history. pic.twitter.com/5tcs6Pfu5m— Morehouse College (@Morehouse) October 7, 2019
She spoke to Morehouse students during her visit on Monday, sharing her pride in them and the program that is helping their education.
“I'm proud of everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more clearly who you are, the value you hold and how you will share that value to the rest of the world,” Winfrey said.
This most recent donation comes just months after billionaire Robert Smith promised to pay off all the student debt of the school's graduating class of 2019.
Some of Morehouse’s most notable alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson.