Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards

Applications Open Fall 2020

The Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards’ honor and recognize 10 all-star teachers working diligently to help students in underserved and underrepresented communities build life-changing skills to propel their futures in computer science. These teachers are focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in their computer science classrooms and beyond.

Awards Package
Amazon Recognition
Award recipients will be formally recognized by Amazon for their exceptional contributions as a computer science educator reaching underserved and underrepresented students and promoting diversity and inclusion in their classrooms and beyond.
$25,000
Award recipients will receive a prize package valued at more than $25,000 to benefit their hard working students and their school.
VIP Trip to re:MARS
Award recipients will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Amazon's innovation event, re:MARS in Las Vegas. Teachers will experience cutting edge tech to incorporate into their classrooms.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are the criteria for applying to the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards?
    To be eligible for the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards, you need to be an Amazon Future Engineer high school teacher or part of the Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant program.

    Award recipients will be chosen based on a variety of criteria including: equity in urban and rural school districts across the U.S., school demographics, school size, commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within computer science education, a recommendation from a school administrator, and compelling, personal anecdotes.

    We encourage you to get your application started nice and early so you have time for a principal or colleague to write your recommendation.
  • What’s my prize if I am chosen as an award recipient?
    Award recipients will each receive a prize package valued at over $25,000, which may include a variety of needed donations to their classrooms, STEM toys and activities, upgrades and enhancements to their schools, and more. They will also receive an all-expenses paid trip to re:MARS, Amazon’s AI event covering a diverse array of topics and themes related to Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space.
  • What’s the deadline?
    The application is open from February 13 – March 12 at AmazonFutureEngineer.com. School principals, administrators, peers, and students can also nominate Amazon Future Engineer teachers, encouraging them to apply. Amazon will notify award recipients later this year.
  • How many award recipients will there be?
    Seven award recipients will be chosen from across the country – two high school teachers in the Eastern region, two in the Western region, two in the Central region, and one Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant teacher.
  • I’m not an Amazon Future Engineer Teacher – can I apply?
    This year, our Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Awards are open to only Amazon Future Engineer teachers. Learn more about us on AmazonFutureEngineer.com. Since we are always launching new programs for underserved schools, be sure to sign up to Stay Informed on new opportunities to join Amazon Future Engineer.
  • I still have more questions – who should I contact?
    Please e-mail: AmazonTeacherAward@ScholarshipAmerica.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.