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Featured Partner Scholarships: November 2023

By Matt Konrad

As the holiday season approaches, the scholarship season continues heating up! Our featured Scholarship America partner programs for November 2023 include the $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship (which also offers 400 students the opportunity for a paid internship at Amazon), and the prestigious and generous Equitable Excellence Scholarship, providing $750,000 in awards to students all across the United States. Don’t miss out on these opportunities—and visit our Browse Scholarships page for even more!

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Amazon believes in building a diverse tech industry and future, and that includes supporting underserved students in their computer science, engineering and robotics education. The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program provides 400 students each year with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a scholarship up to $40,000, plus internship opportunities at Amazon. 

Amazon Future Engineers are students just like you from all across the country—like Shamari Walker, a 2023 Purdue University grad, who said “During the summer of 2020 I interned for Amazon as an Amazon Future Engineer and one thing I enjoyed the most about the AFE program was the sense of community it provided. Being an intern at a major tech company like Amazon after your freshman year of college can seem daunting but when you have a community of those similar to you, it helps make your experience 10X better.” 

Check out this video to hear directly from more students about how their scholarships have validated their hard work and made a difference in their lives, and then get ready to apply yourself! 

To apply, you must be a high school senior 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. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university (or an accredited 2-year college, with the intent to transfer to a 4-year institution). 

Applicants must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, a high school or college dual degree course where computer science, engineering or robotics is the subject. Example courses include: 

  • International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course  
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A or AP Computer Science Principles  
  • Computer science through a college dual enrollment program  
  • Engineering  
  • Robotics  
  • Physical Computing  
  • Design Mechanics  
  • Computer Manufacturing  
  • Aerospace Engineering  

 (If you haven’t had an opportunity to take a qualifying course, you may opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon.) 

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipients will earn a scholarship renewable up to $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university(*), as well as internship opportunities at Amazon after their freshman year of college. 

(*Recipients at two-year schools will receive up to $5,000/year for up to two years until transferring to a four-year school, and up to $10,000/year for up to two following years.) 

Applications are open through December 15. Apply Now > 

Equitable Excellence® Scholarship

The Equitable Excellence Scholarship is celebrating 22 years of student support this year and distributing $750,000 in new scholarships to students across the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In alignment with Equitable’s mission of helping people achieve financial security so that they can face the future with confidence, the Equitable Excellence® Scholarship empowers students’ future plans so that they can continue to have positive impacts in their community.  

To support students throughout their academic journeys, Equitable will provide $750,000 in new scholarships to students across the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Awards include 100 $5,000 annual scholarships that will be renewed each academic year for four years, for a total of $20,000 per recipient, along with 100 one-time scholarships of $2,500 each. Equitable Excellence® Scholarship recipients will also have the chance to participate in workshops with a focus on mental wellness as they navigate their freshman year in college.  

High-school students who demonstrate ambition and self-drive to be a force for good in school, community, or work activities can apply through December 18. All applicants must: 

  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States. 
  • Reside in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. 

Since its launch in 2003, Equitable Excellence® has awarded over $30 million to approximately 7,000 students. Apply now to become part of the class of 2024! 

Applications are open until December 18. Apply now >

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