Amazon Student will reward 50 full-time undergraduate college
students with $5,000 toward tuition and $500 to spend on textbooks
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 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 www.amazon.com/joinstudent.
Millions of Amazon Student members are already taking advantage of the
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 Edition.
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.
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided
by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus,
passion for invention, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click
shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon,
AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and
Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
Source: Amazon.com, Inc.
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