Ten computer science and engineering students from underrepresented and underserved communities receive $30,000 towards their university education
TORONTO, August 31, 2022 /CNW/ – Amazon today announced the recipients of the second annual Amazon Future Engineer Canada University Scholarship Program. Ten high school graduates from British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan will each receive $30,000 to help cover university tuition over four years, as well as the opportunity to complete a paid summer internship at one of Amazon’s Canadian technology hubs.
The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program supports graduating high school students from underserved and underrepresented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and leadership in school, work, and community activities. To be eligible, applicants must plan to study computer science or a related field at an accredited Canadian university and demonstrate financial need.
“At Amazon, fostering diversity in Canada’s tech sector starts with ensuring that students from all backgrounds are able to learn about computing and pursue post-secondary education, focusing on their studies rather than financial concerns,” said Susan Ibach, head of Amazon Future Engineer Canada. . “The Canadian Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Class of 2022 has demonstrated passion, resilience, and commitment to the field of computing, and we can’t wait to see where this next chapter of their education takes them. “
The Ayaan Dada Scholarship winner from Mississauga, Ontario participated in the Canada Learning Code Teen Ambassador Program and received a career counseling session award in recognition of his work on behalf of other young people passionate about technology. In class, Ayaan excelled in math and computer science. “Working with Canada Learning Code and becoming a web developer for a non-profit organization promoting STEM education to young people, I was able to experience the power of software to create large-scale change,” said he declared.
The full list of Amazon Future Engineer Canada scholarship winners in 2022 includes:
Hewan Amare (Stratford District High School, Stratford, ON), a computer engineering student at University of Waterloo
Jadiha Aruleswar (Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Ontario), a systems design engineering student at University of Waterloo
Ayaan Dada (St. Francis Xavier High School, Mississauga, ON), computer science student at the University of Waterloo
Mairah Hashmi (Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, Toronto, ON), a computer engineering student at University of Waterloo
Savithru Kannuri (Glenforest Secondary School, Mississauga, ON), student in life sciences at University of Toronto
Katrina Mei (Ursula Franklin Academy, Toronto, ON), computer science student at Toronto Metropolitan University
Iftier Rahman (Scarborough Academy for Technological, Environmental and Computer Sciences at WA Porter Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Ontario), Track One Engineering student at University of Toronto
Sidhant Sidana (David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver, BC), student in Applied Sciences at University of British Columbia
Kaitlyn Wright (Delisle Composite School, Delisle, Saskatchewan), computer science student at the The University of Saskatchewan
Leyi (William) Wu (Unionville High School, Markham, Ont.), computer science student at the University of Toronto
A video of the 2022 winners finding out about their scholarships can be viewed here.
A special year, $7,500 A CAD scholarship has also been awarded to, Isabelle Cotton (Kelowna, BC), who will be pursuing a one-year general engineering program at Okanagan College.
Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare children and young adults from underrepresented and underserved communities to pursue an education in computer science. As part of Amazon’s commitment to strengthening the communities it is proud to call home, the company is investing $3 million (CAD) over three years to fund unique computer science learning opportunities for approximately 1 million students and teachers across the country. The program works closely with partners Canada Learning Code, FIRST Robotics Canada, Kids Code Jeunesse and TakingITGlobal.
In addition to its scholarship and internship program, Amazon Future Engineer gives elementary, middle and high school students from diverse communities around the world access to computer science education opportunities where they can explore project-based learning. , use code to make music, program robots , and solve problems.
Schools, administrators, and teachers interested in participating in Amazon Future Engineer can learn more by visiting AmazonFutureEngineer.ca.
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