Become a leader for positive change with the Bezos Scholars Program.

Meet the Scholars

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

2018 Bezos Scholars

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

Cole Fairchild & Matt Shields
Charlottesville High School, VA

Brandon Plowman & Aaron Atkinson
West Valley High School, CA

Amy Exposito & Alden Reed
Amundsen High School, IL

Mayowa Jolayemi & Christina Moreau
Gahr High School, CA

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

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

Mishka Banuri & Crystal King
West High School, UT

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

Alex Bremer & Lori Flynn
Pomeroy High School, WA

Makayla Dawkins & Rachele Thomas
James Hillhouse High School, CT

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

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

Past Years' Cohorts