Amazon Announces the Amazon Student Scholarship
Amazon Student will reward 50 full-time undergraduate college students with
$5,000 toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks
SEATTLE -- August 27, 2014
(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced a new scholarship for college
students in the U.S.—the Amazon Student Scholarship. The merit-based
scholarship will reward 50 full-time undergraduate students with $5,000 toward
tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks at Amazon.com.Applications are being
accepted now, with the scholarship money distributed in time for fall semester
2015. Interested students can learn more at www.amazon.com/studentscholarship.
“Four years ago we launched Amazon Student to help students save money on
everything they need for school—from textbooks to laundry detergent,” said
Ripley MacDonald, Director of Student Programs at Amazon. “We continue to add
value to this program, and are excited to launch the Amazon Student
Scholarship today, which will reward students who demonstrate extraordinary
ability in leadership and innovative thinking.”
The scholarship is open to Amazon Student members who are U.S. undergraduates
enrolled full-time at an accredited, nonprofit two- or four-year school. The
application period is open August 25 through November 20. Finalists will be
selected based on GPA, community involvement, and leadership experience, and
then invited to complete an essay to advance to the final round. Winners will
be notified in April 2015 and the scholarship awarded in July 2015.
About Amazon Student
Amazon Student gives college students Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of
items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as part of
the six month free trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a
regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited streaming of movies and
TV shows with Prime Instant Video, over a million songs with Prime Music, and
access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit
Millions of Amazon Student members are already taking advantage of the great
*A few of Amazon Student members’ favorite back-to-school products this
year are the SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Memory Card, Optimum Nutrition
100% Whey Powder, and Cards Against Humanity.
*The most popular Prime Music song among Amazon Student members right now
is “All of Me” by John Legend.
*The most-watched movie by Amazon Student members on Prime Instant Video
right now is The Woman in Black.
*The most popular textbook of all time ordered by Amazon Student members is
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th
Students across the country can also take part in “Amazon Student Day” on
Thursday, September 25, when they can take advantage of exclusive deals on
hundreds of college must-haves like LED Smart TVs, Kindle Fire tablets and
Sony PlayStation bundles. Also, when members refer their friends, they’ll both
get $10 when the friend signs up for Amazon Student. Learn more about Amazon
Student Day at www.amazon.com/amazonstudentday.
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