Become a leader for positive change with the Bezos Scholars Program

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

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

Amy Exposito & Alden Reed
Amundsen High School, IL

Brandon Plowman & Aaron Atkinson
West Valley High School, CA

Cole Fairchild & Matt Shields
Charlottesville High School, VA

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

Alex Bremer & Lori Flynn
Pomeroy High School, WA

Mayowa Jolayemi & Christina Moreau
Gahr High School, CA

Mishka Banuri & Crystal King
West High School, UT

Makayla Dawkins & Rachele Thomas
James Hillhouse High School, CT

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

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

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

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

Past Years' Cohorts