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Bezos Scholars Program

Offered by Bezos Family Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 30, 2023
17 awards worth


Grade level

High School Junior

Application deadline:

January 25, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school junior from the U.S. or Africa who is passionate about leading community change projects? If so, consider applying for the Bezos Scholars Program! The program is open to community change-oriented high school juniors who have taken at least one (1) AP or honors course during their high school career. Applicants must also be able to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival Trip (typically taking place in late June), if they win. The scholarship is funded by Jackie and Mike Bezos with the goal of amplifying youth voices and action by supporting young scholars as they create real-world projects to make positive change. Each year, 17 lucky students are chosen by the program to receive a fully-funded trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival, continuous support and coaching, and $1,000 to carry out their project ideas.

If you’re passionate about making a change and are looking for some help to fund your ideas, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students from the U.S. and Africa who have taken at least one AP or honors course during their high school career. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Junior


US Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA


Applicants must (1) attend an eligible public high school in the United States that currently has a 30% or greater overall free and reduced lunch rate and (2) be enrolled in or have taken one or more advanced course during their high school career.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

3 essays


Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Bezos Family Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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