Landsman wins Amazon scholarship

  • Mon Apr 8th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Orcas High School student Parker Landsman is the recipient of a major scholarship from Amazon.

According to GeekWire, Amazon awarded 100 winners the first “Amazon Future Engineer” scholarship as part of the corporation’s “push to promote education and careers in computer science.”

High school seniors from 32 states — including three girls from Washington — will receive scholarships of $10,000 per year over four years to study computer science at the college of their choice. The winners were also awarded a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college to gain work experience.

Parker will study computer science and ethics in college. She has not picked a school yet.

The 100 winners were chosen for their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals and diversity, Amazon said.

All of the recipients demonstrated financial need, and more than half of the students are from an underrepresented group in the computer science field.