Kimone Walker smiling while holding a large check and an award

Elmont Memorial High School senior Kimone Walker has been named an Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship recipient and will receive $40,000 over four years to pursue a degree in computer science or engineering. Walker is one of 400 students across the country to receive the award, along with a paid internship offer at Amazon after her freshman year of college.

Recipients were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including their academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, work experience, future goals, and financial need. Amazon partnered with Scholarship America to review the applications and select the 400 scholars.

Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon’s global philanthropic computer science education initiative, aims to increase student access to computer science education.