Shlok Bhattacharya, a senior from Chagrin Falls High School, has achieved a significant milestone by being named the only recipient from the northern Ohio/Cleveland area among the five scholarship winners in Ohio for the highly coveted Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship and internship.

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is an exclusive initiative designed to foster emerging leaders in the field of computer science. Shlok's outstanding achievement has secured him a significant financial benefit of $40,000 and a paid internship at Amazon, which he can begin after his first year of study. The internship opportunity is highly sought-after, even among top computer science undergraduates, providing Shlok with a valuable head start in his future career in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning-related computer science.

Shlok's accomplishments extend beyond the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship. He has also secured the prestigious GE-Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholarship and the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, further solidifying his exceptional academic and leadership abilities.

In addition to these achievements, Shlok has been accepted into the computer science programs of six of the top ten universities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. These include Carnegie Mellon University (#1), Georgia Institute of Technology (#5), University of Washington (#6), Cornell University (waitlisted, #7), University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign (#8), and University of California--San Diego (#10).

Shlok's impressive credentials have also earned him admission to the computer science programs at Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ohio State University, and Purdue University, leaving him with a remarkable array of options as he decides which offer to accept.

"Shlok's accomplishments are truly outstanding, and we are immensely proud of his dedication and hard work," said Principal Amanda Rassi, Chagrin Falls High School. "His passion for computer science and artificial intelligence, coupled with his exceptional academic achievements, have paved the way for an incredibly promising future."  Director of Curriculum / Gifted Coordinator Becky Quinn, who has known Shlok since his years at Gurney Elementary School, commented, "We are so incredibly proud of Shlok, his hard work over the years, and his commitment to making a positive difference in the world.  The outstanding scholarships and Amazon internship that he has received are incredibly well-deserved."

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship, the GE-Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholarship, and the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship are testament to Shlok's potential to become a future leader in his field, embodying qualities of excellence, integrity, and a commitment to making a positive impact on society.