Let’s see if you’re eligible:
You’re planning to pursue a programming degree at college+ Read more
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+ Read 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+ Read more
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”+ Read more
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+ Read more
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.
How are recipients chosen?
Click to Review Evaluation Criteria
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.
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.
Visit the Hub, Scholarship America’s application system.
Create or log in to your account and complete your profile.
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.
Applications Are Reviewed
Hang tight. Some scholarships get lots of applications and it takes time to evaluate each one.
Notifications Are Sent
Whether you’re awarded the scholarship or missed out this time, you’ll be contacted by email before June 1.