Video: Scholarship win of $30,000 from Amazon will help Brampton science major become future engineer


Published September 15, 2023 at 1:12 pm

Ten graduating high school students including a math and computer science major from Brampton have been given a $30,000 boost to their educations thanks to Amazon Canada.

Hamidah Oderinwale is one of those award recipients, winning the Amazon Future Engineer Canada university scholarship.

The award means Oderinwale will receive $30,000  to help cover university tuition over four years, along with an opportunity to complete a paid summer internship at one of Amazon’s Canadian tech hubs.

A graduate of Brampton’s Cardinal Leger Secondary School, Brampton, Oderinwale is enrolled in the math and computer science program at McGill University in Quebec.

Amazon shared a video of the 2023 recipients learning about their big $30,000 wins.

2023 marked the third installment of the annual scholarship, with other winners including students from B.C., Alberta and Manitoba.

Head of the Amazon Future Engineer Canada Cynthia Caglar said students like Oderinwale represent the future of Canada’s science and technology sector and the scholarship will help make their path to success a little easier.

“Amazon Future Engineer’s mission is to give all young people the opportunity to explore their potential, and our winners demonstrate that when they succeed, their broader community benefits,” Caglar said in a release.

On top of the scholarship and internship program, Amazon Future Engineer also connects elementary, middle and high school students to computer science educational opportunities where they can explore project-based learning, using code to make music, program robots, and solve problems.

You can learn more about the Amazon Future Engineer program by visiting

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