Amazon Supports Bellevue College AWS Academy, Funding For Scholarships


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In a new collaboration with Amazon, Bellevue College will be able to provide students with the opportunity to earn Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications and assistance in obtaining internships and employment with AWS customers and partners. 

Additionally, Amazon is funding scholarships and emergency aid in the amount of $100,000.  Students will be able to continue their studies with the Foundation's Safety Net program emergency funding.

BC is an AWS Academy member institution that provides; 

"higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. For Washingtonians who are unemployed, underemployed, or searching for higher paying careers as the nation recovers from the pandemic, cloud computing skills training at BC offers an opportunity for workers to reskill and re-enter the workforce,"

according to a press release from from Nicole Beattie, Associate Director of Communications on Friday.

Amazon is invested in collaborating with Bellevue College in making sure students find better opportunities with the education provided at BC.  According to the press release;

“Amazon is delighted to expand our collaboration with Bellevue College to provide more opportunities to students,” said Pearl Leung, Amazon’s senior manager for external affairs in Bellevue. “Our donation to Bellevue College is part of our ongoing efforts to inspire and increase access to computer science and STEM education. We are committed to ensuring all learners, especially those from underrepresented communities, have the resources and skills they need to pursue in-demand tech jobs. We look forward to seeing the great success these learners will achieve in their future careers.”

Scholarships for thirty students working on their associate and bachelor's degrees is being gifted by Amazon that will also go toward the Foundation's emergency aid fund.  

These new scholarships will be available for students applying during the normal application process opening in January.

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