Meet the Scholars

Since 2005, Scholars have raised awareness and mobilized action in their communities and beyond. As Bezos Scholars, students and educators from across the United States and Africa have inspired and enabled change on issues such as tolerance, civic engagement, STEAM education, literacy, and much more.

2018 Bezos Scholars

Makayla Dawkins & Rachele Thomas
James Hillhouse High School, CT

Matthew Garcia & Jose Becerra
Harlingen School of Health Professions, TX

Hoang Le & Kevin Varano
Harrisburg High School SciTech Campus, PA

Style Ranger & Jake Winfield
ASU Preparatory Academy: South Phoenix, AZ

Christian Alexander & Victoria Kratz
Hawthorne Math & Science Academy, CA

Cindy Aguilar Castaneda & Candice McFarland Camacho
Gonzales High School, CA

Mishka Banuri & Crystal King
West High School, UT

Alex Bremer & Lori Flynn
Pomeroy High School, WA

Amy Exposito & Alden Reed
Amundsen High School, IL

Cole Fairchild & Matt Shields
Charlottesville High School, VA

Brandon Plowman & Aaron Atkinson
West Valley High School, CA

Mayowa Jolayemi & Christina Moreau
Gahr High School, CA

Samkelo Ntetha, Jonathan Banza, Jelissa Kamguem, Salome Maina, Rutendo Njawaya & Tsion Tesfaye
African Leadership Academy

Past Years' Cohorts