REPORT: Talk show host donates mega bucks to scholarship fund for gay student
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Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres this week donated $25,000 to a scholarship fund for a gay valedictorian whose story went viral this summer after his parents forced him out of their home.
DeGeneres awarded the money to Seth Owen after the 18-year-old made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday, according to NBC.
The article goes on to state the following:
The donation from DeGeneres comes after a GoFundMe campaign with the goal of helping Owen pay for college raised more than $140,000.
The funds have proven unnecessary, however, as Georgetown University offered Owen, who graduated from First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla., with a 4.16 grade-point average, a full-ride scholarship in early August.
.@TheEllenShow sat down with Florida teen Seth Owen, who was kicked out of his home after coming out. As a high school senior, he was named valedictorian and accepted to Georgetown.
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 11, 2018
When Seth Owen came out to his parents, they put him in conversion therapy. Now he’s the one changing people’s lives.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 11, 2018
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