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Apply to Be a 2018 Bezos Scholar!

Nov 09, 2017
CATEGORY: Society, Education
The 2017 Bezos Scholars pose for a picture in Aspen, Colorado, where the Aspen Ideas Festival is held.
The Bezos Scholars Program is now accepting applications for its 2018 cohort. Eligible public high school juniors apply with the support of the school. Bezos Scholars participate in a powerful, year-long leadership development opportunity that includes an all-expenses paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival!
Each year the program selects 12 teams of high school juniors and an educator from each of their schools, from across the United States, to become Bezos Scholars. Successful student applicants demonstrate academic rigor, curiosity, and leadership.  
The Bezos Scholars Program kicks off with an experience at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado from June 23 – 29, 2018 for selected students and their educators. The week in Aspen is power-packed with seminars and Scholar-exclusive conversations with global leaders, social entrepreneurs, scientists, national media correspondents, poets, movement artists, and more. Scholars participate in an intensive leadership curriculum to prepare for the challenge of creating sustainable community change projects that transform their schools and communities.
Applications are due February 9, 2018.
Learn more about the Bezos Scholars Program here and apply to be a Scholar here.
Written by Nicole Hanson, Youth Leadership Programs Manager, Bezos Schoars Program