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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You can receive a scholarship of up to $40,000
(up to $10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science and an offer to complete a summer internship at Amazon!
Applications are now CLOSED and will reopen in fall 2024.
We’re thrilled to announce the 2024 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive up to $40,000 in paid tuition to attend the college of their choice and a paid internship offer at Amazon after their freshman year of college to gain hands-on, practical work experience with mentorship from Amazon leaders. Scholars will also engage in networking opportunities with their peers and Amazon employees, receive skills development and mental health resources, and have access to an emergency grant fund for unexpected financial obligations that might prevent them from attending school.
Eligibility Requirements
Be a high school senior in the U.S. who is currently enrolled in or who has completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science or engineering is the subject. Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon.
Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or U.S. Citizen.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Must demonstrate financial need.
This could be you!

The AFE scholarship presents life-changing opportunities.
We want you to apply! When it comes to a paid industry internship and up to $40,000 in scholarships, your time can go a long way. You could be one of four hundred students chosen to win this double-sized opportunity—there’s only one way to find out.

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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?

Once you are selected as a recipient, the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program will take a look at your financial aid package to determine how much funding you need. If your financial aid package shows that you have an unmet need of $9,000 per year, the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship will give you $9,000. However, if your unmet need is more than $10,000, you will receive the maximum amount of $10,000 per year. In simple terms, we will cover your unmet financial need, up to a maximum of $10,000 annually.

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 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 a high school senior in the U.S. who is currently enrolled in or who has completed a high school or college dual degree course where computer science, engineering, or robotics is the subject. Students who have not taken this course can opt-in to take an assessment offered by Amazon.
✅ Be planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or other computer science related field of study from an accredited 4-year college or from a 2-year college with the intent to transfer to a 4-year college.
✅ Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 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 AmazonFutureEngineer@ScholarshipAmerica.org and we will get back to you within one business day.

RELATED MAJORS
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Programming
Math (Mathematics; Applied Math)
Data Science
Electrical Engineering
Transportation Technology
Computer Info Systems
Computer Info Science
Cognitive Science
Informatics
Information Technologies

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How long will the scholarship be open?

The applications open in October and will stay open through December.

What is the Amazon Future Engineer internship like?

Winners of the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship also receive an offer to complete a summer industry internship after completing their freshman year of college. Our interns work embedded on a software or hardware engineering team and work with their manager, tech mentors, and teams 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 Amazon Web Services, seller logistics, 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 and build their professional networks through fireside chats with senior leaders, deep dives from technology teams, and a dedicated career mentor. Interns build bonds with their fellow cohort virtually and in-person - so if you join us, you’ll have lots of interns from similar backgrounds to go through this experience with you!

I still have more questions. Who can I contact?

Please e-mail: AmazonFutureEngineer@ScholarshipAmerica.org and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

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 with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with up to $40,000 in scholarships and an offer to complete a paid summer internship at Amazon.
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