Amazon today announced the first recipients of the Amazon Future Engineer Canada university scholarship program.
Ten graduating high school students from across the country will each receive $30,000 to help cover university tuition over four years. They will also have the opportunity to complete a paid summer internship at one of Amazon’s Canadian Tech Hubs.
The Amazon Future Engineer scholarship program recognizes graduating high school students from underserved and underrepresented communities who have demonstrated financial need, exceptional academic performance and leadership in school, work and community activities. To qualify, candidates must plan to study computer science or a related field at an accredited Canadian university.
“At Amazon, we are committed to helping more children and young adults, especially those from underserved and underrepresented communities,” said Susan Ibach, Head of Amazon Future Engineer Canada.
“Fostering diversity in the Canadian tech sector starts with ensuring that students from all backgrounds are able to discover computer science and pursue postsecondary education, focusing on their studies instead of financial concerns. This inaugural Canadian Amazon Future Engineer scholarship class has demonstrated a broad range of academic and extracurricular achievements. Amazon is thrilled to support them during this next chapter of their education.”
The list of Amazon Future Engineer Canada scholarship winners in 2021 includes:
- Praise Erianamie (Etobicoke) enrolled in the TrackOne program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Shivam Jindal (Mississauga), studying Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo
- Mulei Mao (Scarborough) studying Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo
- Sophia Nguyen (Toronto) studying Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo
- Youssef Rachad (Barrie), studying Engineering Science at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Joonhan Ryo (Moncton) studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Yusra Saifuddin (Toronto), studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Melvin Teo (Vancouver), studying Computer Science at the University of British Columbia