Seattle Public Schools

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Winners

Summary: SPS Seniors Receive $40,000 Amazon Scholarship

SPS Engineers in the Making Are Awarded Scholarships for Their Education

Seven Seattle Public Schools students from five high schools received the surprise of a lifetime when they were awarded $40,000 scholarships toward their education.    

The Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Scholarship is awarded to students who plan to study computer science or engineering after high school. The prize comes with a paid internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college. 

Group of students who won the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship smile at camera.

Students, teachers and principals convened at Amazon’s Drone Delivery Facility where students explored careers of the future available to them in their own backyard. They also heard from Amazon leaders on exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career pathways. After the reveal, the group heard from industry experts and local policy leaders.  

Superintendent Brent Jones congratulated the students and offered them well wishes moving forward.  

The 2024 AFE Scholarship recipients are: 

  • Elias Assalif – Chief Sealth International 
  • ️Kevin Chen – Cleveland STEM 
  • ️Israr Rukun – Franklin 
  • ️Fardowza Jaama – Franklin 
  • ️Imara Wangia – Garfield 
  • ️Salsabila Abu – Garfield 
  • ️Cameron Fernandes – Lincoln 

This is the second year in a row the district has had seven AFE Scholarship recipients. 

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career initiative designed to inspire and educate millions of students each year from underrepresented and historically underserved communities to build life-changing skills that leverage computer science and coding to bring their dreams to life. Recipients were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, and financial need.   

Confetti falls on students as they receive their scholarships from Amazon.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be an Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. Applications for 2025 open this fall.

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