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STEM Education

We believe in the transformative power of education and invest in programs to help children, higher education students, and adults unlock their potential and create the next generation of innovators. Through Amazon Future Engineer, our global childhood-to-career computer science program, we’re helping increase access to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for millions of students from underserved and historically underrepresented communities each year.

How Amazon Future Engineer nurtures the next generation of STEM leaders

Amazon Future Engineer provides free access to STEM opportunities and resources, including virtual field trips, hands-on challenges, lesson plans, and scholarships for underserved communities.

Explore our US STEM Education programs

These offerings are part of Amazon’s commitment to increase youth and adult access to STEM opportunities, inspire students to explore careers of the future and the broad range of technical and non-technical roles available to them, and promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.
  • Ages: 13+

    Description: Designed specifically for the new-to-the-cloud learner, AWS Educate provides simple, barrier-free access to learn, practice, and evaluate your cloud skills without a credit card or Amazon account. Follow personalized content recommendations to earn badges that demonstrate your skill mastery and search the job board to find employers looking to hire for in-demand roles.
  • Ages: Middle and high school students

    Description: Class Chats are virtual career talks available to schools across the U.S. In this 30-minute, live, virtual classroom experience, students meet an Amazon professional, learn about their job and hear their personal career journey. Get ready to inspire your students. Book a free Class Chat today.
  • Ages: Higher education students

    Description: The AWS Internet Infrastructure Workshop (IIW) is an 80-hour program that exposes students to career possibilities, engages them with hands-on experiences and tours, and propels them into next steps that can include apprenticeship, additional training, and employment.
  • Ages: Higher education students

    Description: AmazonNext is an early engagement program designed to widen and diversify the pipeline of undergraduate students interested and succeeding in technology careers through long term investment in student experience and skill building opportunities. Through curriculum support, hands-on training, and consistent campus presence, this program provides exposure, skill development, and student mentoring.
  • Ages: High school students

    Description: A youth apprenticeship program that employs emerging talent from high schools in underserved communities. Designed to complement in-classroom learning, the program hosts apprentices to work as paid, part-time employees. They get on-the-job learning experience and accelerate their future career prospects.
  • Ages: 18+

    Description: AWS Cloud Clubs are student-led user groups available worldwide for post-secondary level students and independent learners. Run by Developer Relations at AWS, Cloud Club membership is open to any learner aged 18+. Join a Cloud Club near you or apply to be a captain in one of our biannual cohorts!
  • Ages: 8-24

    Description: The AWS Girls' Tech Series inspires and motivates girls and young women, ages 8-24, to pursue interests and careers in technology. It encourages future female builders to Think Big and use STEAM to ignite their imaginations, participate in fun and engaging workshops, and explore exciting careers in technology.
  • Ages: 8-18

    Description: Career Tours is a gamified, virtual field trip program that pulls back the curtain on the careers of the future by showcasing the real-life people and cutting-edge technology behind Amazon’s innovations.
  • Ages: Middle school students

    Description: The We Build It Better program lays a foundation for students to understand the process of developing a new product and equipping them with the skills to design and create an innovative solution to a real-world industry-based challenge.
  • Ages: 12-14

    Description: AWS GetIT is a fully-funded, flexible educational programme that helps students consider a future career in tech. With AWS GetIT, you will help your students learn human and digital skills as they learn what it takes to design an app, work together to create an app idea, and meet professionals in tech.
  • Ages: 8-18

    Description: A cohort program delivered through hybrid STEM learning experiences and immersive collaborations with families, schools, and select partner organizations. Amazon Hardware, Engineering, artificial intelligence, and Devices program (AHEAD) helps students and their families understand the pathways to high-tech fields, so students can fulfill their potential. This program is delivered in partnership with iD Tech and The Knowledge Society, national leaders in tech education.
  • Ages: High school

    Description: Learn to code your own Alexa Skill, no Amazon device required. Teachers can sign up to utilize provided lesson plans and video training to teach their students the basics of voice AI and to code their own space-themed Alexa Skills.
  • Ages: High school seniors

    Description: 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 a $40,000 scholarship, plus an offer to complete a paid summer internship at Amazon.
  • Ages: Teachers

    Description: The Amazon Future Engineer Teacher Ambassador Program exists as a paid fellowship experience designed to increase access to computer science and technology for all students and teachers. Teachers from across the United States representing a diverse range of grades, regions, and communities are selected annually for a two-year cohort experience with curated equity by design professional development and industry access to Amazon.
  • Ages: Elementary school students

    Description: Amazon Future Engineer partners with non-profit BootUp Professional Development (PD) to bring computer science-specific teacher PD and curriculum to underserved school districts across the country. The program provides everything school districts need to implement a sustainable computer science initiative. This includes, over a three year period, eight onsite (or virtual) professional development workshops, ongoing model teaching and coaching, curricula and teacher lesson plans, and an online Instructional Coach Course to ensure the sustainability of the program. Districts receive BootUp’s project-based curriculum, which uses the free coding platforms Scratch and Scratch Jr. The curriculum remains free in perpetuity.
  • Ages: Middle and high school students

    Description: We fund introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science (CS) courses through two College Board endorsed providers, Code.org and ProjectSTEM. Schools can select either provider depending on course needs and will receive teacher professional development and curriculum as part of their sponsorship. All teachers receive additional Amazon Future Engineer benefits including materials to market their CS courses to underrepresented students, a paid professional membership to Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).
  • Ages: 16-24

    Description: The AWS Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Scholarship program, aims to help underserved and underrepresented high school and college students learn foundational ML concepts to prepare them for careers in AI and ML. Each year, 2,500 scholarships are awarded to students seeking to learn and apply ML skills. Scholarship recipients will receive Udacity Nanodegree scholarships, mentorship, and career development opportunities.

Amazon awards $16 million in college tuition to U.S. computer science students

High school seniors received a $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship to study computer science starting this fall with a paid internship opportunity.
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