Bezos Scholars Program

Grant

  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: Bezos Family Foundation
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Award

  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $0.00
  • Quantity: Unknown

Timing

  • Deadline: Feb 18, 2014

Eligibility:
Applicants must be attending a school that meets the following criteria: Public High School (including Charter and Magnet schools) At least 25 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program (this is a firm cutoff) Offers Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college credit courses Student Scholar applicants must meet the following criteria: Enrolled in a public high school that meets the above criteria Public high school junior during the 2013-14 academic year Legal U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Demonstrates leadership in school and community Scored exceptionally well on PSAT/SAT/or ACT Taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate classes or college/community courses GPA of 3.5, or higher Availability to participate on all dates

Purpose:
The Bezos Scholars Program At The Aspen Institute Is A Year-long Leadership Development Program For Public High School Juniors And Educators To Put Their Education Into Action. It Begins With A Scholarship To The Aspen Ideas Festival And Continues Through The Following School Year When Bezos Scholar Teams Return Home To Launch Sustainable, Local Ideas Festivals That Transform Their Schools And Communities. For Ten Years Scholar Teams Have Mobilized Communities Around A Range Of Critical Issues To Alleviate Rural Poverty, Increase Digital Literacy, Create Healthier Food Environments, Inspire Conservation Leadership, And More.

Additional Info:
Media Contact David Phelps david@bezosfamilyfoundation.org Telephone: 206-275-2048 x113