63 CA Seniors Awarded STEM Grants From Amazon Future Engineers Program

CALIFORNIA—On Monday, 63 California high school seniors were surprised with STEM grants from the Amazon Future Engineer initiative.

The scholarships, which amount to up to $40,000 over four years, depending on need, will help them pursue degrees in computer science, engineering, or a similar field of study. The scholarship initiative began in 2019. There will be more computer science jobs than class of 2024 graduates to fill them in the United States, according to an Amazon Future Engineer spokesperson.

"In California, there are 37,285 open computing jobs with an average salary of $153,544, yet there are under 9,400 graduates with computer science degrees, and only 45 percent of public high schools currently offer foundational courses," they said.

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