ABOUT AMAZON INDIA SCHOLARSHIP
Amazon Future Engineer is an Amazon programme aimed at providing young people in India with access to computer science education and job prospects. The scholarship programme strives to improve the lives of academically bright and financially disadvantaged students, primarily girls, from across India by providing access to and support for engineering, computer science, and associated professional education. Besides financial and other support, Amazon gives mentorship, skill-building opportunities, and networking opportunities to the AFE India Scholars, as well as the opportunity to apply for an Amazon internship. Through the fireside conversations with senior leaders and Amazonians, meetings with technology teams, and a skills-building hackathon, Amazon Future Engineer scholars gain exposure to the Amazon business.
Under the scholarship program, students are given financial assistance of INR 40000 per year until they have successfully completed their undergraduate education. Such scholarship is subject to renewal each year based on the candidate’s performance during their university education and Amazon mentorship program.
Any applicant looking to avail the Amazon Scholarship Program must:
- Be pursuing their bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Technology
- Be in their first year during the submission of their application
- Have passed their Higher Secondary/ Pre-University/ Intermediate/ CBSE/ ISC or any other equivalent board qualification after 2019
- Have been admitted to a professional degree course based on the merit rank awarded at the state or national level exams.
- Have a family income less than 250000
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION PROCESS
Upon successfully filing an application at the Amazon Scholarship Program portal, students are selected through a network of volunteers throughout the country in each state. They are in charge of verifying all information uploaded on the scholarship and shortlist the best candidates that they feel based on the mentioned criteria. Upon successfully being shortlisted, such applicants are finalized based on an essay that they are expected to write.