The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program for
public high school juniors and educators. The program begins with a scholarship to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival and continues through the following
school year, when Bezos Scholar Teams return to their communities to launch sustainable, local Ideas Festivals that transform their schools and communities.
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
“My dream is to continue breaking down barriers for those who have made mistakes, bridge gaps in criminal justice and make the changes necessary to help tribal nations combat incarceration.”