Scholarship Guidelines

The application deadline has been extended. Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. Central Time on January 31, 2019.


Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course.
  • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to an estimated 100 awards will be granted. Awards are renewable for up to three years or until a bachelors degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the applicant continuing full-time enrollment in an eligible course of study at an accredited four-year college or university, maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA and continuation of the program by Amazon Corporate LLC.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Application Process

The first step is to register, create an application account, and complete your student profile. The email address on file in your student profile must be active and you must check it regularly. Keep a record of your username and password.

To begin, click on the "Create an Account" link at the bottom of this page. The link to your application is displayed on the "Student Overview" page of this site after you complete your profile. Your Student Profile is NOT your application.

Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.

During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking "Save and Log Out" in the left navigation area on each application page.

To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the "Continue Application" button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it, or until the deadline is reached, whichever occurs first. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the "Lock and Submit Application" button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the "Lock and Submit Application" button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time.

Program Deadline

An electronic recommendation is required for this application. The recommendation must be submitted electronically before the application can be submitted. The program deadline to submit your application is 3:00 p.m. Central Time on January 15, 2019 or once 25,000 submitted applications are received, whichever occurs first.

Required Documents

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  2. Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information Page.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities,  work experience, statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, racial/ethnic/gender diversity, and an educator appraisal AP computer science teacher.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Amazon Corporate LLC play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Amazon Corporate LLC. Payments are made in equal installments in August and December. 


Recipients have no obligation to Amazon Corporate LLC. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.


Amazon Corporate LLC reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.


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