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Skyline Student Receives Prestigious Amazon Scholarship 

Adrien Mendez gets surprised with scholarship announcement

During our four years of high school, we all aspire to be successful and become someone that will have a great impact on the world we live in today. For Skyline High School senior Adrian Mendez, those dreams will come true this fall. 

Mendez is among 250 new Amazon Future Engineer scholarship recipients of a $40,000 scholarship to study computer science beginning this fall.

The Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career initiative that is designed to inspire and educate millions of students each year from underrepresented communities and build life-changing skills that will leverage computer science and coding to bring their dreams to life. “Being an Amazon Future Engineer scholarship recipient is very emotional and exciting,” stated Mendez. “It’s a huge relief for how I will pay for college, and it makes it easier for my parents.”

Mendez is a first generation college student who will earn his high school diploma as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Front Range Community College this May. Mendez will attend the Colorado School of Mines, “my goal is to get a masters in Computer Science and a minor in Instructional Engineering,” stated Mendez. 

Being part of FalconTECH “has opened many doors for me,” stated Mendez. “The support I received from my counselors, administrators, and teachers has contributed to my success and I am thankful that I had this opportunity at Skyline.”