Bezos Scholars Program

The Bezos Scholars Program is accepting applications from current high school juniors from across the U.S. for our 2019 cohort. The deadline to apply is February, 8, 2019. Please review eligibility criteria for high schools and students before starting the online application. We encourage talented, driven, smart, and compassionate young people to apply!

To apply visit: https://bezosscholars.org/accounts/login/?next=/apply/application/welcome/

Become a Bezos Scholar

Bezos Scholars hail from rural Texas, Morocco, the Bronx, Zimbabweβ€”and everywhere in between. What they share is a rich diversity of experience, thought, and passion for making a difference.


Applicant’s school must:

Be a public high school (charter, magnet schools, and tribal schools through the Bureau of Indian Education are eligible)

Have at least 30% of students who are eligible for free/reduced price meals (firm cutoff)

To encourage equity of opportunity, priority is given to applicants attending schools that have not had a Bezos Scholar in the previous two years

Applicant must:

Be a junior during the 2018-19 academic year

Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status

Demonstrate leadership in their school and community

Have taken and received scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT, or ACT Aspire

Be enrolled in, or have taken, one or more Advanced Placement (AP) classes, International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or college-level courses

Be available to participate fully and attend all trip dates for the Aspen Ideas Festival trip in Aspen, Colorado on June 22-28, 2019

August 2019 – June 2020: Commit to attending monthly webinars, check-in calls, and develop and launch a community change project (Local Ideas Festival) as well as complete three reports on the progress of project development

The Application Process

To start an application, students must first affirm eligibility and create a profile. To create a profile click on the orange apply now button at the top of the page. A profile allows you to save and return to your application any time prior to the deadline. Once you submit your application, it can no longer be edited. Here’s what to look forward to as you complete your application.

Deadline: February 8

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