DeGreeff ’19 Awarded Amazon Scholarship for Computer Science

On Tuesday, April 1st, Amazon announced that senior Jeremiah DeGreeff ’19 has been selected as one of the 100 recipients of their prestigious “Future Engineers Scholarship.” Through this national prize, Amazon has awarded Jeremiah a $40,000 scholarship along with a guaranteed internship as he pursues an undergraduate degree in computer science.

As stated by Amazon’s Press Release, recipients of the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship will receive $10,000 per year over four years to study computer science starting this fall at the college of their choice. Scholarship winners will also receive a guaranteed, paid internship opportunity at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Amazon Future Engineer is a four-part, childhood-to-career program that works to inspire and educate 10 million children and young adults each year from underrepresented and underserved communities to pursue careers in the fast-growing field of computer science and coding.

During his time at Middlesex, Jeremiah has stretched himself in his passionate pursuit of Computer Science, achieving excellence at every turn. He enrolled in AP Computer Science A in 9th grade, AP Calculus BC in 10th grade, and has taken additional CS courses in algorithms and data structures (11th grade) and artificial intelligence (12th grade). He has also undertaken additional independent study work in discrete mathematics, SQL, and Ruby on Rails. Jeremiah is a co-head of the programming club where he instructs and leads fellow students with thoughtfulness, humor, and curiosity. This past summer, Jeremiah interned with our own IT department to work on updating and enhancing custom code used with our school’s course management software. His leadership at Middlesex extends well beyond the classroom, as Jeremiah serves as a senior proctor, community service officer, peer tutor, and member of the Varsity Basketball and Crew teams.

Congratulations, Jeremiah!