Build a full stack future. Apply to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program

A serious 2-for-1 opportunity for students like you. Win $40,000 for college and a paid programming internship at Amazon.
Applications in the US are currently closed. Check back in November 2022 to apply for the 2022-2023 school year.

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 future. Our Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program provides students like you with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a $40,000 scholarship, plus a paid summer internship programming at Amazon. The AFE scholarship presents life-changing opportunities, but don't take it from us. Meet Jailynn, one of the inaugural recipients:

High school students learn they are Amazon Future Engineer $40,000 scholarship recipients

This could be you!

We want you to apply! When it comes to a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon and a $40,000 scholarship, your time can go a long way. You could be one of a hundred students chosen to win this double-sized opportunity—there’s only one way to find out.

✅ Must be employment authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen.
✅ Be high school senior in the U.S. who has completed or is currently enrolled in a computer science course – dual enrollment courses also count! If you haven’t taken a formal computer science course but have learned on your own, you can opt in to take a brief assessment instead.
✅ Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study.
✅ Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
✅ Must demonstrate financial need

We also offer scholarship programs in the following countries. Click each link to learn more and apply.

Jessica Bradley - Georgia Tech, 2023

"I am from Birmingham, Alabama, but I always love to highlight how proud I am of my Colombian roots. Ever since I've developed my love for CS in my AP CS course sophomore year, it's been my goal to find the intersection of technology and social change, especially in terms of bringing more STEM opportunities to minorities in underserved communities. I am so thankful to be a part of the AFE community; I feel empowered by the like minded individuals sharing the same goal of bringing more CS opportunities to those who need it the most."

Shamari Walker - Purdue University, 2023

“I am from Hammond, Indiana and I discovered my passion for CS when I learned that it could serve as a way to let my creativity flow and help make people's lives easier . During the summer of 2020 I interned for Amazon as an Amazon Future Engineer and one thing that 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.”

Ashley Chu - University of California Berkeley, 2023

"I did not have a direct path to computer science: I first got hooked on CS after seeing how it was used to create my favorite films and video games! The Amazon Future Engineer program has changed my life. This past summer, I worked for Amazon Web Services, and despite the remote format, I had an unforgettable experience. One takeaway I had was to stand up and speak out. I've always lacked confidence, but especially with the support of my co-AFE interns, I now feel so much more confident and proud of who I am."
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the award amount?
    Award recipients receive a $10,000 annual award - a total of $40,000! Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university, and maintaining a good standing with their university.
  • What are the criteria for applying to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship?
    Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must:

    ✅ Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Employment Authorized to work in the United States.
    ✅ Be high school seniors in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in or who have completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science is the subject. Student who have not taken this course can opt-in to taking an assessment offered by Amazon.
    ✅ Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college intending to transfer to a 4-year college.
    ✅ Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
    ✅ Must show financial need.
  • Is Computer Science the only major that is eligible?
    No! We actually have quite a few majors that are eligible for this award see below for details. If you have specific questions on whether your major would be a fit, reach out to us at and we will get back to you within one business day.

    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

    Computer Programmers
    Computer Scientists
    Computer Systems Analysts
    Computer and Information Systems Managers
    Software Developers
  • How long will the scholarship application be open?
    The application opened on November 1st, 2021 and will stay open through February 1, 2022.
  • How many award recipients will there be?
    Amazon will grant 100 award recipients each year.
  • What is the Amazon Future Engineer internship like?
    Winners of the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship also receive a guaranteed, paid 12-week summer internship at Amazon after completing their freshman year of college. While working at Amazon, AFE interns work embedded on a software engineering team and pair up with a co-intern, manager, and mentors to build projects that have a real impact on Amazon customers. Interns get to work on some of Amazon's groundbreaking technologies and core platforms, like Alexa voice technology, Amazon Web Services, and the Amazon retail platform. At the end of the summer, most interns ship production-level code to Amazon!

    Besides their project work, Amazon Future Engineer interns get exposure to the Amazon business through fireside chats with senior leaders, deep dives from technology teams, and an annual Alexa skills-building hackathon. Interns build bonds with their fellow intern cohort by collaborating on their project work and through social events - so if you join us as an AFE intern, you'll have lots of fellow interns from a similar background to go through this experience with you!
  • I still have more questions. Who can I contact?
    Please e-mail: and we’ll get back to you within one business day.