Scholarship and Internship

Amazon Future Engineer students can boost their future for themselves and their community with the support of college funding, paid internships, and industry mentors.

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Get a $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon.
Applications re-open in November, 2022.
What is the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship?
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.
This could be you!

The AFE scholarship presents life-changing opportunities, but don’t take it from us. Meet Jailynn, one of the inaugural recipients —>

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.

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Meet Kelly - AFE Scholar

Kelly has big dreams and plans on accomplishing them through the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. Kelly goes to Stanford University and has a lot to say on what winning this scholarship means to her and why you should apply for the scholarship too!

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Eligibility Requirements
Be a 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 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.
Must be authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Must demonstrate financial need.
Get to know a few of our amazing winners
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Jessica Bradley
Georgia Tech, 2023
I started to make an impact on the lives of all students, to be an ally to students of color who often don’t see themselves reflected in the staff of their schools, and try to broaden the horizons of those students who might not have access to the same resources as those from higher income families. Computer science related work is the new booming industry, and a career in computer science can be life changing.
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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 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.
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Ashley Chu
University of California Berkeley, 2023
My hope is to inspire students and let them know that -if I can win an award like this, they can do much more. My goal as a teacher is to give students that boost, a launchpad, and an extra hand. Being a part of this program and now winning this award, I’m looking forward to next year as we reach a new cohort of students ready to explore, build, and take advantage of this program to better themselves and their community.

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 be open?

The application opened on November 1st, 2021 and will stay open through February 1, 2022.

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.
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