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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: February 18, 2021 3:00 pm CT

The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed a computer science course and plan to continue their education by attaining a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or university. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Example courses include:
    • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles
    • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
    • Other High School course where only Computer Science is taught
  • Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.

Awards

Students attending a 4-year college will receive $10,000 each year they are eligible for renewal. Students attending a 2-year college will receive $5,000 each year they are eligible and after transferring to a 4-year school will receive $15,000 each year they are eligible. The lifetime disbursement limit is $40,000.

Awards are renewable awards up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university, maintaining a good standing with their university, and continuation of the program by Amazon Corporate LLC.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, experience with computer science, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, short answer responses, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, racial/ethnic/gender diversity, and an educator appraisal, preferred to be completed by a computer science teacher.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Amazon Corporate LLC play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified by April 30th, 2021. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Amazon Corporate LLC. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to Amazon Corporate LLC. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.

Revisions

Amazon Corporate LLC reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

 

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Questions? Contact us:

Contact Customer Service
Email: amazonfutureengineer@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-8372 and ask for the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

 

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