The Brownsville Independent School District is the recipient of $2,412,000 from the Musk Foundation. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently announced that he was going to be donating $20 million to Cameron County schools.
“We are very grateful for the donation from the Musk Foundation,” said Brownsville ISD Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez. “We are currently working on a plan to expand several of our Career and Technical Education programs and academies. We are also going to be announcing in the next couple of weeks our final plan with full details to the public.”
The fund disbursement is based on school enrollment and also constituted over a quarter of the $20 million in funds. The funds will only be for the benefit of schools and students within Cameron County.
The Musk Foundation’s purpose and activities are to give primarily for renewable energy research and advocacy, human space exploration research and advocacy, pediatric research, and science and engineering education.