I’m excited to announce that Amazon has awarded 100 students across the country with $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer college scholarships to study computer science. Each student also received an offer of a paid internship at Amazon after their first year in college. And this year, they’ll also receive a selection of college essentials, including a Prime Student membership, Fire HD 8 tablet, and $100 credit to use for college textbook needs. This is the second class of students to receive this award from Amazon Future Engineer, our childhood-to-career program that provides access to computer science education.

High school students learn they are Amazon Future Engineer $40,000 scholarship recipients

Amazon is thrilled to deliver the exciting news to these students. Amazon Future Engineer is committed to supporting students from underserved and underrepresented communities. This year’s scholarship recipients come from 30 states, and more than 50% of them identify as female. All of the students qualify for financial assistance for college. For the first time, one of our scholarship recipients is from a U.S. territory—Puerto Rico. Watch the video below to see some of the students receive the news about their scholarships.

Many of our scholarship recipients also enjoyed surprise video chats with celebrities including Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, Seattle Seahawk Emmanuel Ellerbee, country singer Carly Pearce, and country duo Maddie and Tae. I joined one of these calls, and listened to the students get some great advice and encouragement for their college careers and beyond. I am filled with hope after speaking with a few of these students, as they prepare themselves to tackle the challenges of the future. These scholarships represent Amazon’s belief in each of these students.

An Amazon Future Engineer scholarship winner
Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer, Jeff Wilke, chats with scholarship recipients alongside Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky.

Congratulations to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Class of 2020. Your future is bright, and we’re all rooting for you and the entire class of 2020.

Amazon Future Engineer scholarship recipients' high schools and hometowns

Alpharetta High School - Canton, GA
Americas High School - El Paso, TX
Arabia Mountain High School - Ellenwood, GA
Ardrey Kell High School - Charlotte, NC
Arizona College Preparatory - Chandler, AZ
Arroyo High School - San Leandro, CA
Bancroft School - Marlboro, MA
Berthoud High School - Loveland, CO
Broad Run High School - Ashburn, VA
Brooklyn Technical High School - Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Technical High School - Elmhurst, NY
Burlington-Edison High School - La Conner, WA
California Academy of Mathematics and Science - Long Beach, CA
Capistrano Valley High School - Laguna Hills, CA
Carroll High School - Dayton, OH
Cathedral High School - Avon, IN
Centennial High School - Corona, CA
Central Catholic High School - Portland, OR
Commonwealth Charter Academy - Milford, PA
Disney II Magnet High School - Chicago, IL
Dr. Carlos González High School - Rincon, PR
Edina High School - Edina, MN
Edward R Murrow High School - Brooklyn, NY
Egg Harbor Township High School - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
El Monte High School - South El Monte, CA
Elkins High School - Missouri City, TX
Empire High School - Tucson, AZ
Folsom High School - Folsom, CA
Fuquay-Varina High School - Fuquay Varina, NC
Grover Cleveland Charter High School - Reseda, CA
Hamilton Wenham Regional High School - Hamilton, MA
Harlingen High School - South Harlingen, TX
Indian Hill High School - Cincinnati, OH
James Hubert Blake High School - Silver Spring, MD
Kennett High School - Conway , NH
Kent Island High School - Chester, MD
Lake Braddock Secondary School - Burke, VA
Lake Creek High School - Montgomery, TX
Lauderdale County High School - Anderson, AL
Laurel School - Parma Heights, OH
Laurel Springs School - Charlottesville, VA
Lennard High School - Ruskin, FL
Livingston High School - Livingston, CA
Livingston High School - Livingston, NJ
Magruder High School - Gaithersburg, MD
Michael E. DeBakey High School - Houston, TX
Middleton High School - Middleton, WI
Montwood High School - El Paso, TX
Morton Ranch High School - Katy, TX
Mount Vernon High School - Alexandria, VA
Musselman High School - Inwood, WV
New World School of the Arts - Cutler Bay, FL
Niwot High School - Longmont, CO
North Point High School - Waldorf, MD
Northern Highlands Regional High School - Upper Saddle River, NJ
Northwood High School - Irvine, CA
Oceanside High School - Oceanside, NY
Old Bridge High School - Old Bridge, NJ
Orcas Island High School - Eastsound, WA
Owen J. Roberts High School - Chester Springs, PA
Palisades Charter High School - Los Angeles, CA
Parkrose High School - Portland, OR
Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School - Port Washington, NY
Peak to Peak Charter School - Lafayette, CO
Peetz High School - Peetz, CO
Perry High School - Chandler, AZ
Quartz Hill High School - Palmdale, CA
Reedsburg Area High School - Reedsburg, WI
Renaissance High School - Detroit, MI
Riverside High School - Greer, SC
Rockdale Magnet School - Conyers, GA
Rocklin High School - Rocklin, CA
Rogers High School - Rogers, AR
Rutgers Preparatory School - South River, NJ
Saugus High School - Santa Clarita, CA
School Without Walls - Washington, D.C.
Seton Catholic Central - Binghamton, NY
Shadow Creek High School - Pearland, TX
Shenendehowa High School - Halfmoon, NY
Souhegan High School - Mont Vernon, NH
Springbrook High School - Silver Spring, MD
Stuyvesant High School - Oakland Gardens, NY
Stuyvesant High School - Brooklyn, NY
Tabb High School - Yorktown, VA
The Scholars’ Academy - Queens, NY
Toll Gate High School - Warwick, RI
Townsend Harris High School - Flushing, NY
Vacaville High School - Vacaville, CA
Venice High School - Los Angeles, CA
Ventura High School - Ventura, CA
Walter Payton College Prep - Chicago, IL
Westside High School - Houston, TX
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School - Chicago , IL
William Fremd High School - Hoffman Estates, IL
Wylie E Groves High School - Bloomfield Hills, MI