How about give the fucking money to someone like ME who has lived in poverty pretty much my whole life!? I'd buy my way out of this shitty country (USA) and into Europe.
As someone that could be considered a nomad and has moved countries, you don't need much money to move. You can even move regularly if you wanted. You have to be willing to travel and move light though. It's also going to be out of your comfort zone, because you would need to go ahead with a plan that has limited visibility in the details behind it.
Then I'd invest some of the money in a permanent residence (probably in Germany)
Get a job in Germany, get a credit card, pay off your monthly expenses on the credit card, pay off the credit card every month (build up your credit rating for four years), save up for a deposit (for four years), get a mortgage for your house. These are things you can do.
'd go to college (its free there)
Wrong, it's public universities and enrolment, administrative fees are not free. That said, it would likely cost for food, rent etc. about 10,000 Euro a year. You cannot make use of the welfare system while studying. Above undergraduate qualifications, you have to meet even more conditions to avoid necessity to pay a variety of fees.