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Opportunity for USA High School Juniors and Accompanying Educators to Participate in a Leadership Development Program

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Bezos Scholars Program

Bezos Scholars Program


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #193861

Grant Description

Opportunity for USA high school juniors and accompanying educators to participate in a leadership development program. Participants will receive mentorship, college guidance support, and funding to implement community benefit projects. Eligible applicants attend public schools with a 30% or greater overall free and reduced lunch rate.

Each year, 17 high school juniors and an educator from each of their schools are selected from across the United States and Africa as Bezos Scholars. The experience kicks off with an exciting and inspiring trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival for a full week of Scholar-exclusive experiences with world-renowned leaders — all while having fun and building lasting friendships.

Throughout the program year, Scholars engage in dynamic virtual workshops designed to spark personal reflection and growth, hone leadership skills, and apply learning through project-based opportunities. It all culminates in Scholar designed and led community change projects that raise awareness and mobilize action to address community needs.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for our program, U.S. students must:
- Attend an eligible public high school in the United States that currently has a 30% or greater overall free and reduced lunch rate.
- Be a junior at the time they are applying to the program.
- Be enrolled in or have taken during their high school career, one or more honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or college-level course.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have received DACA status.
- Be available to fully participate in the year-long program and attend all dates for the Aspen Ideas Festival trip* in Aspen, Colorado, slated for June 23 - June 29, 2023.
- Nominate an educator, a willing and supportive adult from their school to serve as a mentor, who will fully participate in the program and go on the trip to Aspen with them.

If the Scholar trip is not safely possible, virtual Aspen Ideas Festival programming will be offered in its place. Every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States by May 3, 2023.

For African applicants, they must attend the African Leadership Academy, which runs its own selection process in partnership with the program.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered for the 2023 cohort, all components of the application must be complete and submitted no later than 5 pm, in the time zone you reside in, on January 12, 2023.

Application Information: https://www.bezosscholars.org/apply

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Scholars receive:
- All-expenses-paid trip to Aspen, Colorado
- 40+ hours of leadership skill-building
- Unlimited coaching hours from the Bezos Scholars staff team
- Free college advising
- $1,000 in funding to launch a community change project

Contact Information:

Student Application: https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/BezosScholars2023Cohort

Reach out to scholars@bezosfamilyfoundation.org for any programmatic questions.

Reach out to help@mykaleidoscope.com for any online application questions.

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