Sebastian Guevara, senior at Spring Woods High School (SWHS), recently received the Amazon Future Engineer College Scholarship in the amount of $40,000. This scholarship is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities. The Amazon Future Engineer program also guarantees Sebastian a summer internship at Amazon.
“This means so much because it opens doors not only to help pay for college but also to have a summer internship. It’s so hard and competitive to get these internships,” explained Sebastian. “I am grateful that this means I have a guaranteed internship and am able to attend a great school.”
Sebastian plans on attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to study computer science. He will use his education to pursue a career in software engineering, a focus much like that of his scholarship and internship.
At SWHS, Sebastian is involved in multiple extracurricular activities, including Speech and Debate Club, Beta Club and National Honor Society.
“All my extracurriculars have helped solidify my resume,” shared Sebastian. “I am extremely grateful for my debate coach and Mrs. Wilkes for helping me be successful at Spring Woods.”
Sebastian also shared gratitude for EMERGE, a community-based organization that empowers and prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation. With EMERGE, Sebastian has been able to review his application essays and has had help to fully understand the college process. SBISD is grateful for this T-2-4 partner for helping Sebastian and more than 120 students across the district reach their goals.
We wish Sebastian all the best as he embarks on his T-2-4 journey!