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

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

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

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

Cole Fairchild & Matt Shields
Charlottesville High School, VA

Makayla Dawkins & Dominique Argo
James Hillhouse High School, CT

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

Mayowa Olayemi & Christina Moreau
Gahr High School, CA

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

Brandon Plowman & Aaron Atkinson
West Valley High School, CA

Amy Exposito & Colleen Murray
Amundsen High School, IL

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

Past Years' Cohorts