Amazon’s Future Engineer Program is giving some high school students something to look forward to with scholarships and more. The 100 kids across the country who have been chosen for the childhood-to-career program all plan to study computer science in college and have been awarded a $40-thousand scholarship to help make it happen.
The teens are also being offered a paid internship at Amazon after their first year of college, along with a Prime Student membership, a Fire HD 8 tablet and $100 credit to use for college textbooks. These students were selected based on a range of criteria, including academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals and financial need.
“Amazon Future Engineer is committed to supporting students from underserved and underrepresented communities," explains Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer. He adds that the program “is excited to support students looking to pursue careers in the fast-growing field of computer science and coding.”
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