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

Brandon Plowman & Aaron Atkinson
West Valley High School, CA

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

Cole Fairchild & Matt Shields
Charlottesville High School, VA

Amy Exposito & Alden Reed
Amundsen High School, IL

Alex Bremer & Lori Flynn
Pomeroy High School, WA

Mayowa Jolayemi & Christina Moreau
Gahr High School, CA

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

Makayla Dawkins & Rachele Thomas
James Hillhouse High School, CT

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

Mishka Banuri & Crystal King
West High School, UT

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

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

Past Years' Cohorts