The Bezos Scholars Program application will be available in mid-October of 2019 and will be due by midnight on Friday, February 7, 2020.
The upcoming application cycle is open to students who are current high school juniors in the 2019-2020 academic year who attend a public high school with a 30% or greater free and reduced lunch rate in the United States. Please review eligibility criteria for high schools and students now to prepare for the online application. We encourage talented, driven, smart, and compassionate young people to apply! Don't hesitate to reach out at any time to ask questions.
Bezos Scholars hail from rural Texas, Morocco, the Bronx, Zimbabwe—and everywhere in between. What they share is a rich diversity of experience, thought, and passion for making a difference.
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.
Basic demographic information, school details, coursework, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities you participate in, and three written essay responses to be able to share what is most important to you – your passions, your accomplishments, and your community contributions. Be sure to have unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores to upload.
As part of your application you also need support and completed application materials from the following:
Links are provided in the application to send online forms directly to the above individuals
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the principal, educator, and those submitting letters of recommendation do so before the application deadline.
A selection committee—comprised of a diverse group of leaders in education, global advocacy, science, design, media, and youth leadership—select finalists based on academic rigor, strength of written responses, demonstrated leadership, community engagement, and letters of recommendation.
This was truly a life-changing experience. I left Aspen knowing I now have a family that will always support me, and feeling confident that my fellow Scholars are making a tangible difference in the world. – Eric Tran, 2017 Bezos Scholar