Calling all interested student applicants, supporting educators, parents:
Join Program alumni and staff to learn more about the Bezos Scholars Program and the application process. Attend one of three optional live webinars to have your questions answered.
How to Join:
Each webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform: https://zoom.us/j/202565238. To join the video conference, use your computer or smartphone; you will be prompted to download the Zoom platform on your computer or the application on your smartphone. You can also dial-in to listen to the audio of the webinar.
Scholar and Educator Webinar Leaders:
Samantha (Sammie) Casas, a 2017 Scholar, has been a member of her school's robotics team for five years, participates in the NEST curriculum event at her school as a moderator, and is a team member of Steel City Pops. She studied abroad in South Korea through the National Security Language Initiative, and interned with a local civil engineering firm last summer. Sammie also holds a part-time job at an artisan popsicle shop!
As a 2015 Bezos Scholar, Griffin Hamstead founded ServeKnox, a community change project that connected high school students to local organizations in need of volunteers. As a Bezos Scholar alum, Griffin has interned at the annual TED conference, supported the sustainability of ServeKnox in its second year, and connects with fellow alumni at regional gatherings. Griffin is an avid reader, published writer, and spoken word enthusiast. He is now a sophomore at University of Georgia.
Marcos Silva, a 2016 educator, has been in the classroom for four years. He’s always seeking out ways to be more inclusive of diverse voices and scholastic examples. He now serves as a college advisory counselor, and has previously held the role of AVID Teacher and 11th Grade Team Leader, at IDEA Quest College Preparatory High School in McAllen, TX. Marcos knows that the only thing holding his students back from their greatest potential is their mindset, and encourages his students to simply “be more.” Marcos is also part of the third cohort of TED-Ed's Innovative Educator Program. Marcos and student Scholar, Michael Mireles, founded the South Texas Ideas Festival (STXi) now in its second year.