MacKenzie Scott — a philanthropist, previously married to Jeff Bezosmade headlines last year for donating over $4.1 billion to 384 different organizations, including various HBCUs. Scott's donations were the most significant one-time gifts they had ever received for many of these universities. Furthermore, Scott didn't impart conditions on utilizing the funds, giving the universities complete control over individual donations.

Now, administrators from three of these HBCUs, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), Norfolk State University (NSU), and Delaware State University (DSU), recently reflected on Scott's gift last year and revealed how the funds were used.