Amazon Future Engineer Program is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.
The Amazon Future Engineer program initiative seeks to dramatically expand access to high calibre preparatory courses, curricular resources, and programs for schools and districts to help prepare and propel high school students forward in their pursuit of AP Computer Science education.
With a special focus on students in lower-income communities and in states that have made computer science education a clear priority, the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship opportunities are available for schools offering AP Computer Science for the first time.
Application requirements for the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship are:
- Official Transcript
- Recommendation letter
Award Amount: The winners will receive $10,000 scholarship. The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.
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 an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
- Be planning to enrol in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer-related fields of study.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, 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 an AP 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.
How to Apply
The Application Form HERE (PDF) or HERE (Microsoft Word). The Superintendent Recommendation form can be completed virtually through email in the application or found HERE (PDF) or HERE (Microsoft Word)