ENTERTAINMENT

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give College Scholarships To A Whole Senior Class

We can all learn from this.

24/02/2017 10:36 PM AEDT | Updated 25/02/2017 12:00 AM AEDT

This shows you should never take higher learning for granted.

On her show Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres surprised an entire high school senior class of students from Brooklyn, New York City, with college scholarships provided by Walmart.

The reaction of all 41 kids from Summit Academy Charter School will stay with you for a while.

The host had previously given a check of $25,000 to the school when its founder, Natasha Campbell, and principal, Cheryl Lundy Swift, appeared on “Ellen” Feb. 9. But this time, DeGeneres and Walmart went one better and rewarded a school whose first graduating class boasted a 93 percent college enrollment rate despite being located in a neighborhood in which just 4 percent of adults have gone to college, according to the administrators. 

The scholarships total $1.6 million and apply to any state university in New York, DeGeneres said.

At least we think that’s what she said. We’re still tearing up over the video.

 

H/T NBC New York

Also on HuffPost
Ellen DeGeneres Through the Years

More On This Topic