Are you planning to graduate high school in 2023? If so, have you considered majoring in computer science at the university level? Send us your application to win a scholarship of $30,000 CDN and the chance to work at Amazon as a paid intern for the summer.
Students from underserved and underrepresented communities are encouraged to consider a career in computer science through the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, which provides educational opportunities as well as inspiration. Students are given the opportunity to improve their professional standing by receiving a scholarship once a year for a maximum of four years through the scholarship programme.
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): Amazon
Scholarship Country: Canada
Scholarship Worth: $30,000
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
Our Amazon Future Engineer Award gives students like you the opportunity to advance your careers by awarding a grant of up to $7,500 CDN per year for a maximum of four years. Those who are selected will also be given the option to participate in a paid internship programme at Amazon during the summer following their first year of postsecondary education.
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Eligibility for Scholarship.
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- completing their secondary education in 2023 and either graduating high school (outside of Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec).
- From fall 2023, I will begin studies towards my first bachelor’s degree at a full-time pace.
- Pursuing a degree in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, robotics, or any other discipline of study that is related to computer science (visit the application page for a full list of accepted degrees)
- Maintain a grade point average of at least 75% for the past three terms, out of the total marks available (visit the application page for more details). Courses that are not related to academic study, such as those that focus on professional or personal growth, will not be considered.
- Show financial need
- Applicants hailing from populations that are underrepresented in the field of computer science will have priority when it comes to receiving scholarship funding.
The Amazon 2023 Future Engineer Scholarship (Canada) is open to all International Students
If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.
- Are you interested, and do you qualify? To apply, go to Amazon through the link at scholarshippartners.ca.
- To access the application portal, navigate to the official website and look for the option that says “Apply Now.”
- Make an account for yourself, and then sign in with the temporary password that will be emailed to you.
- On the home page, you’ll see a tile labelled “Search for Public Scholarships.” Click on that.
- Try searching for “Amazon Future Engineer,” or scroll down the page to choose “Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship” from the available options.
The application deadline for the Amazon 2023 Future Engineer Scholarship (Canada) is April 26, 2023.