Let’s see if you’re eligible:
You're planning to pursue a computer science or engineering degree in college+ Read more
Planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study and are planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States (or an accredited 2-year college, with the intent to transfer to a 4-year institution).
You’ve tried computer science or hardware engineering (examples of hardware engineering include robotics, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, etc.), and you want to learn more+ Read more
To be eligible for this one, you need to have taken computer science or hardware engineering classes in high school or at a college dual program, or currently be enrolled in one.
- International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course
- Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science
- A or AP Computer Science Principles
- Computer science through a college dual enrollment program
- Physical Computing
- Design Mechanics
- Computer Manufacturing
- Aerospace Engineering
It’s cool if you have not! You can take a qualifying exam offered by Amazon.
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 with a 2.3 cumulative GPA+ 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 2.3 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 engineering 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 400 different winners all across the nation. This includes things like:
- How you do in the classroom, primarily based on GPA
- Engineering 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
- 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 docs 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 December 15, 2023 at 3 PM CST.
We’d prefer this to be your computer science, robotics, or hardware engineering teacher if you have one, or a teacher who knows you well
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 May 15.