The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is designed to inspire and educate students from underserved and underrepresented communities about a career in computer science. The scholarship program offers students the opportunity to advance their careers by providing them with a yearly scholarship for up to four years.
About the Scholarship:
Amazon.com began by selling books. Today Amazon is a behemoth in the fields of e-commerce, logistics, payments, hardware, data storage, and media. It is involved in a variety of other industries. It’s the go-to website for both online customers and merchants, a modern necessity that independent sellers despise. Amazon Prime, the company’s trademark $99-a-year membership program, has an estimated 85 million users in the United States, which equates to roughly two-thirds of all American homes. Amazon.com began as a garage venture selling mail-order books and has since expanded into a wide range of markets. While several appear to be complementary fields, such as apparel and homewares, one of the more surprising businesses it has made inroads into is entertainment. Twelve years ago, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime, a paid subscription service that allowed customers to access music and films for a monthly or yearly price. Members can also take advantage of free shipping. Amazon was not the first corporation to come up with this business approach. Computer Literacy (a Silicon Valley retailer) began selling its own products online as early as 1991 The advantage that Amazon.com had was its greater convenience. It was founded on the principle of delivering internet orders straight to the customer’s location anywhere in the world. Today, Amazon.com is about much more than just books, as we all know. According to Bezos, this was always the idea. He has maintained since the company’s inception that Amazon is more than just an internet retailer selling consumer goods. Bezos envisioned the company as a technology company at heart, with the primary goal of simplifying online transactions for its clients.
Then there’s Amazon Music, which is expanding into the entertainment business. Amazon’s online music store/streaming platform, which debuted in 2007, offers more than 20 million tracks from hundreds of thousands of artists and labels. Jeff Bezos, a former Wall Street hedge fund executive, founded Amazon.com in 1994, choosing the name partly because it began with the first letter of the alphabet and was associated with the immense South American river. Based on his analysis, Bezos believed that books would be the most sensible product to offer online at first. Amazon.com was not the first to do so; in 1991, Computer Literacy, a Silicon Valley bookstore, began selling books from its catalog to its technically savvy clientele. However, Amazon.com’s goal was to send any book to any reader, wherever. Amazon is even a Hollywood player, having won two Golden Globes in 2017. Nonetheless, the fundamentals of Bezos’ business philosophy—prioritizing long-term client devotion over short-term profits and never-ending expansion into new businesses—have remained remarkably consistent throughout the years. And Amazon’s obsession with efficiency explains why it can now deliver products in just two hours through its Prime Now service, and why it hopes to be among the first e-commerce companies to deploy its own fleet of drones with Amazon Prime Air, a future fleet of autonomous aerial vehicles that will deliver packages weighing less than five pounds. Amazon has amassed a customer service, inventory, and shipping empire that allows the company to sell anything from clothing to lawn furniture to janitorial supplies. It also sells digital material such as movies, music, and applications. Its Amazon Web Services division is a multibillion-dollar provider of cloud-based services to millions of commercial customers worldwide, including government organizations and universities. And it’s a key player in consumer electronics, not only through its Fire tablets and TV boxes, but also through its Alexa AI assistant service, which made headlines at the CES 2017 gadget show by being integrated into everything from LG refrigerators to Ford cars. Amazon’s success, like that of many other great companies, was due to the service that they provided. This resulted in substantial consumer loyalty and, as a result, large long-term earnings. Amazon’s recommended product function was another innovation for its customers. Amazon was able to grow its revenue even further by providing other products to upsell depending on the customer’s previous purchases. The addition of product reviews also aided in the formation of a “customer community,” which made the site and its commodities more desirable to potential new clients. Amazon has risen to new heights in recent years, becoming the world’s second-largest firm with a market capitalization of $1 trillion (Apple got there first, believe it or not). Amazon would achieve record growth in 2020 after announcing, and then scrapping, plans to locate its second headquarters in New York due to political pressure. In its early days, Amazon’s major attraction was one of pure ease. A potential buyer no longer needed to go to a real bookstore to find the book they were seeking for. The capacity to search for, choose, and buy a book from the comfort of your own home was a groundbreaking innovation at the time. Not only that, but Amazon will deliver your order to your front door in a matter of days.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): Amazon
Scholarship Country: Canada
Scholarship Worth: $30,000
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
Bachelor’s level entrance scholarships will be available. These scholarships are worth $7,500 CAD per academic year and are renewable for up to four years.
Eligibility for Scholarship.
- Interested applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the Engineering Scholarship:
- In 2022, you will have graduated from high school (if you live outside of Quebec) or CEGEP (if you live in Quebec).
- Beginning full-time studies for a first bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2022
- Pursuing a degree in computer science
- Employees of Amazon.com and its subsidiaries, as well as their immediate family members, are not eligible to apply.
- Academic performance, experience in computer science, shown leadership and participation in school and community organizations, employment experience, uncommon personal or family situations, financial need, and racial/ethnic/gender diversity are used to select scholarship applicants.
The Amazon 2022-2023 Future Engineer Scholarship to Study in Canada is open to all International Students students
- How to Apply: To be considered for the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, applicants must apply online through the Universities Canada Scholarship Partners program before the application deadline and complete all required information.
- Are you interested and qualified? To apply, go to Amazon at portal.scholarshippartners.ca.
The application deadline for Amazon 2022-2023 Future Engineer Scholarship to Study in Canada is April 25, 2022