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 U.S. and Africa have inspired change on important issues including civic engagement, STEAM education, peer-to-peer mentoring, and much more.

2016 Bezos Scholars

Debora Gonzalez & Jeff Dearing
School for Advanced Studies, FL

Cole Robbins & Dr. Erica Bauer
Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, IL

Ana Acevedo & Camille Edwards-Thomas
New Rochelle High School, NY

Casey Chaffin & John Divelbiss
West Salem High School, OR

Shubham Pai & Jill McNulty
The Connecticut IB Academy, CT

Peter Yang & Dan Maloney
James Madison High School, WI

Jacob Urbina & Cody Mitchell
Elkhart High School, TX

Yabundu Conteh & Teng Yang
Democracy Prep Charter High School, NY

Michael Mireles & Marcos Silva
IDEA Quest College Preparatory High School, TX

Tonaysia Price & Okemia June
Northwest School for the Arts, NC

Anna Schumacher & Karin Fritz-Staley
Detroit Lakes High School, MN

Faris Quabin & Molly Diallo
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School, FL

Joel Baraka, Josphat Lowoi, Smangaliso Mbili, Andreia Marcelo, Marubini Muswede & Melissa Mbazo
African Leadership Academy

Past Years' Cohorts

Past Years' Cohorts