Seth Owen, who we’ve written about before, made news this summer when he was sent to gay conversion therapy and later kicked out of his home. The Florida student, despite all this, was also his school’s valedictorian and was eventually accepted to Georgetown earlier this year.
News of his circumstances spread across the Internet and eventually he crowdfunded five times what he needed to attend the school of his dreams.
With the leftover money, he will start a scholarship foundation for those in a similar position.
Ellen partnered with Cheerios and gave the young man an additional $20,000 for his newfound charity.