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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

This is a double sized opportunity for future engineers. 100 students like you will win $40,000 for college and a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon.
STATUS: OPEN
Now accepting applications
Award Amount
$40,000

Application Deadline
January 25, 2022
3:00 pm CT

Let’s see if you’re eligible:

You’re planning to pursue a programming degree at college

Keep coding in the classroom. This one is for future engineers planning to earn a bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field of study (see FAQ section for a listing of related majors) from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college intending to transfer to a 4-year college.

You’ve tried computer science, and you want to learn more

To be eligible for this one, you need to have taken computer science classes in high school or at a college dual program, or currently be enrolled in one.

It’s cool if you have not! You can take a qualifying exam offered by Amazon. Examples include:

  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science
  • A or AP Computer Science Principles

You’ve got a financial gap to fill

This opportunity is offered to support students with a notable need for financial assistance. If that hits home, this is for you.

You’re a high school senior averaging at least a “B”

You don’t need to be a perfect student to be considered, just a student who takes their studies seriously. This one needs at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA out of a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

Work Eligible in the United States for at least two years

This includes United States citizens, United States permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or Employment Authorized to work in the United States. Employment authorization must be valid for at least 2 years.

Not eligible? Scholarship America might have a better scholarship fit for you.

Learn more

How are recipients chosen?

At Amazon, supporting underserved students in their computer science education is not only important to us–it’s imperative to building a diverse tech industry and ultimately future.

We use a holistic selection process that considers numerous criteria and materials you provide to choose 100 different winners all across the nation. This includes things like:

  • How you do in the classroom, primarily based on GPA
  • Computer science experience – For example, after-school clubs, competitions, self-taught learning, hackathons and more
  • Work experience
  • Short answer responses
  • Financial need – Usually based on household income
  • Teacher recommendation – We’d prefer this to be your computer science teacher if you have one, or a teacher who knows you well
  • Racial, ethnic and gender diversity

When you submit your application, we’ll look at all these areas to get a full picture of your fit for this scholarship.

What documents do I need?

Now for everyone’s favorite part. See below for a full checklist of required documents. In order to make your application complete, make sure everything is uploaded electronically by the deadline of January 25, 2022 at 3 PM CST.

Short Answer Prompt

Write a short answer response (approximately 250 words) to three questions, including the following prompt: Tell us about your educational and career goals and objectives. Space is limited, so be concise as possible.

Online Recommendation

This recommendation must be submitted by a teacher, preferably a computer science teacher.

Transcript of Grades

Transcripts should be from schools you have attended and/or are currently attending. Documents should display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term when each course was taken.

Most Recently Filed 1040

Include a copy of the first two pages of your household’s most recently filed IRS 1040 form(s) used for the Financial Information Page. If you are being claimed as a dependent on another person’s IRS 1040 tax return, you must submit the first two pages of that particular tax return with the application. Note: Please black out any sensitive data including Social Security Numbers before uploading.

You’ve gotten this far. If you’re interested, applying is easy as 1-2-3.

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Step 1

Visit the Hub, Scholarship America’s application system.

Step 2

Create or log in to your account and complete your profile.

Step 3

Search for this program under the scholarships tab to begin your application.

What happens from here?

You Submit Your Application

We make sure your application gets into the right hands and is handled with care.

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Applications Are Reviewed

Hang tight. Some scholarships get lots of applications and it takes time to evaluate each one.

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Notifications Are Sent

Whether you’re awarded the scholarship or missed out this time, you’ll be contacted by email before June 1.

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Questions you might still be wondering.

How much will recipients be awarded?
Selected students could be awarded scholarships ranging from $5,000 up to $10,000 each, with a lifetime disbursement limit up to $40,000.

How many awards will this scholarship give out?
For this scholarship, up to 100 awards will be granted each cycle.

Is this a one-time award or does it renew each year?
This award may be renewed up to three years based on satisfactory academic performance (typically 2.0 GPA or better) and continued eligibility.

What can the scholarship money be used for?
This scholarship’s award can be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies only.

When is the deadline to apply?
Applications must be submitted by January 25, 2022 at 3 PM CST. Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

In order to maintain a fair process, we do not allow extensions or make exceptions for application deadlines.

Can I change my application after it’s been submitted?

Once you submit your application, you can’t change it. Please review your application responses carefully to ensure they are complete and accurate.

If your situation changes in a way that affects your application after it has been submitted, please contact Scholarship America.

I’m a student with a disability. How can I receive additional assistance?
Please contact Scholarship America for assistance with your application. We are here to help you navigate the process in a way that works for you.

Why am I being asked to take this assessment? 

Completion of the Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) assessment is optional, but can be taken as an alternative to the computer science (CS) course requirement. Didn’t take a CS course in high school? No problem! Try out the AFE programming challenge to show us your skills!

Do I need to study for this assessment?

Not at all! This is assessment is just to gain an understanding of your comprehension of the computer science function. If you would like to try out the format of coding questions in HackerRank before taking the assessment, you’re welcome to practice using the Amazon Coding Sample.

What will the assessment include?

The assessment includes four sections. To complete your assessment, you must work through the first three sections. The last section (Feedback) is optional.

  1. Programming Basics (timed – 15 minutes)
  2. Programming Application (timed – 20 minutes)
    • The coding questions in this section can be solved using different, supported programming languages. You can choose your preferred programming language for each question within the platform.
  3. Programming Preferences and Background (timed – 5 minutes)
  4. Feedback (optional – 5 minutes)

How much time do I have to take the assessment?

Once you begin the assessment, you have 45 minutes to complete. Each section is individually timed. Once you begin a section, the timer will continue to count down, even if you log-out. If you do log-out or are disconnected, you can access your session using your original link and log-in credentials.

Can I retake the assessment?

No. Once you submit the assessment you are not able to take it again for the current application period.

Will I know if I pass the assessment?

No. We are unable to provide feedback on assessment at this time.

How can I check if I completed the assessment?

You will receive an automated email from HackerRank, our coding platform vendor, after you complete the assessment. If you are unsure about your completion status, please contact: afe-internship-program@amazon.com

I am having technical issues with my assessment, who can I reach out to?

For any issues or other questions, please reach out to: afe-internship-program@amazon.com

What is considered good academic performance?
This scholarship takes academic performance into consideration. However, we know your GPA doesn’t tell the whole story. Here are some things you should know:

  • Test scores are almost always optional on scholarship applications.
  • Using an algorithm, Scholarship America will adjust your GPA appropriately if it’s not based on a 4.0 scale. The same goes for pass/fail scores.
  • For PSEO students, we’ll consider GPA for high school only.
  • If you were homeschooled, your state creates an equivalent of a transcript and GPA. You’ll need that for your application.
  • If you earned your GED, don’t worry — we’ll help you find a workaround.

Selection/evaluation process

How does financial need factor into the selection process?
If you’re eligible for this scholarship, financial need becomes a determining factor in the evaluation process. There isn’t a specific income amount that qualifies or disqualifies you. It’s always dependent on your unique situation.

Who decides the recipients?
Recipients are exclusively chosen by Scholarship America. To keep a fair process, an officer or employee of Amazon will never be in the selection process.

What if I disagree with the selection decisions?
Unfortunately, not every student – even when eligible – can be awarded the scholarship. The good news is Scholarship America might have more scholarships that are a good fit for you. Learn more.

Computer Science, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Hardware Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Information Systems
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Software Engineering or Software Development
Math (Mathematics, Applied Math)
Data Science

Please contact Scholarship America if you have additional questions

Definitions

An undergraduate student is someone attending a college or university who has not yet earned a bachelor’s or equivalent degree.

A degree usually takes two or more years to earn, and can be an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate.

You must be enrolled for all periods that are considered part of your school’s standard calendar year. This is important since some scholarships don’t apply if you are only enrolled for part of the year.

This is different from a grade report. A transcript is the official academic record issued by your school which includes the classes you took, how many credits each class was worth, and your grade.

Different scholarships might request official government documents. An IRS Form 1040 is one example.

This includes anyone, of any age, holding a Permanent Resident Card for the U.S.

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

$40,000 for college and a paid programming internship at Amazon

Amazon is committed to building a diverse future for the tech industry—and to supporting underserved students with dreams of STEM careers.

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship provides $40,000 awards to those pursuing higher education in computer science, along with a paid summer internship as a programmer at Amazon. Apply today to become one of the 100 students that earn this amazing win-win opportunity!

About Scholarship America

What is Scholarship America?

We’re a nonprofit that’s all about helping you – the student – and making it easier to apply for scholarships and pay for college.

  • Our evaluation process is designed to give students credit for all aspects of an application. When it comes to students, we know one size does not fit all.
  • We’ve awarded scholarships to almost 3 million students. And we believe you could be next.
  • We partner with funders who have students’ best interests in mind, to create scholarship programs that help students succeed in college, and beyond.
  • Your data is never sold, and your privacy is protected—we promise.

There’s a scholarship out there just for you. At Scholarship America, we’re here to help you find it.

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