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We are so excited to exclusively provide up to $100 Amazon Web Services training credits for all participants! Our entire organizing team would love to see you bring your amazing project to life and continue learning thoughout the summer; these training credits will surely help. We cannot wait to see your projects in use someday.
On another note, we extremely thankful for Amazon Web Services for such an opportunity during the middle of these extraordinary circumstances; their commitment to serving the community is truly honorable.
Below, I have included a message from our contact in Amazon Web Services to tell you more.
General Organizer, Hack3
Hackathons participants can receive $100 AWS Educate credits with promo codes hack3july2020. AWS Promotional Credits will renew annually on the date the student initially joined AWS Educate.
In order to receive the benefit, the prospective members must be eligible for AWS Educate, and their application must be approved. When applying, please be sure to use the email address issued to you by your school. The application review process can take up to 48 hours, so make sure you register ahead of time.
- Students who are already members of AWS Educate are ineligible for this benefit, as it is for new accounts only.
- Promotional codes cannot be used to add AWS Promotional Credit to the AWS Educate Starter Account.
- If you do not have a .edu email address, additional verification may be required.
Please contact AWS Educate support using link https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/contact-us/
What is AWS Educate?
AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with resources to accelerate cloud-related learning and to help power the workforce of tomorrow. AWS Educate provides access to cloud-learning content, training, AWS technology, collaboration tools, and a job board at no cost to members.
Who can join AWS Educate?
Membership to AWS Educate is open to all AWS-approved educational institutions, educators, students, veterans, transitioning military, and military spouses. When an institution joins AWS Educate, all the matriculating students and educators at that institution may receive benefits (described in the Member Benefits section below) when they join the program. At our discretion, AWS Educate may also accept education-focused nonprofits as members. Educators and students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and EU countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older) can apply regardless of whether or not their institution is already a member of AWS Educate. Please refer to the Member Benefits section below for more information.
AWS Educate benefits for students:
AWS Educate student members receive AWS Promotional Credit for hands-on experience with AWS technology, training, content, career pathways and the AWS Educate Job Board.
AWS Educate member benefits are subject to change at any time. The benefits to the program are outlined in the chart below.
AWS Educate Starter Account- Credits (per member)
Free Access to AWS Educate Student Portal
Access to the AWS Educate job Board
Yes (for students 18 and older)
Institution hasn’t joined AWS Educate
Yes (for students 18 and older)
How do I register to become a member of AWS Educate?
To join AWS Educate, you must submit an application. Links to applications for educators, students, and educational institutions can be found at www.awseducate.com/registration.
What happens after I register?
Once your application form is received, a verification email will be sent to the email address you used to register. Once you click the verification link, your AWS Educate application will be reviewed by the AWS Educate team. Educator and student applications will be evaluated by the AWS Educate team. If your application is rejected, you will receive an email regarding your application status. The email will contain next steps. You may be asked to resubmit, or verify your student or educator status with the AWS Educate team. If your application is approved, a “AWS Educate Application Approved” welcome email email is sent.
What happens if I do not receive the verification email?
If you do not receive the email, please check your Junk email or Spam folder, in case the email was delivered there instead of your inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and click “Not Junk”, which will allow future AWS Educate messages to get through. If after checking your folders you still cannot find the email, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
What should I do if I am experiencing registration issues?
If you are experiencing any issues during the registration process, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page. Someone from our team will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.
Where do I receive my AWS Promotional Credit?
If you are an educator or a CPOC using an AWS Account, you will receive a credit code under the “AWS Account” tab in the portal. In a separate window, log into your AWS Management Console and click your “Admin” tab, followed by “My Billing Dashboard” at the top right of your screen. Click “Credits” on the left side of the screen and enter promo code received, Captcha and click “Redeem”. Refresh the page and you can view your AWS Promotional Credit.
Student members and educators who are using an AWS Educate Starter Account will receive preloaded AWS Promotional Credit in their Starter Account.
For Educators, account credit is automatically added to the AWS Educate Account or Starter Account once every 12 months from the date your application is approved. For student members, account credit is automatically added to the AWS Educate Starter Account once every 12 months from the date your application is approved until your graduation or program completion date. Please note that AWS Educate member benefits are subject to change at any time.
How do I access my AWS Educate Starter Account?
AWS Educate members can access their AWS Educate Starter Account in the AWS Educate Portal. Log in and click ‘AWS Account’ on the top navigation. You can access your AWS Educate Starter Account from this page.
How do I change my password for the AWS Educate portal?
Click “Login to AWS Educate“
Next, click “Forgot password?”
Enter the email address you used to sign up for AWS Educate.
You will receive an email prompting you to reset your password.
If you are still having trouble, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
How do I update my profile, including adding my contact information, background information, or a personal photo?
You can update your profile by clicking on “My Profile” at the top of the screen, then click “Edit”. You will then be able to update your information and add a personal photo.
For students, in order to have a complete profile, you must fill in:
- Degree or Major - these are two separate entries
- Your career choice - make sure you are enrolled in at least one AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathway
- Your summary - must contain a minimum of 20 characters.
- Experience – this section must include at least one entry with Title and Company added
Remember to click “save” after updating each separate section.
If you are having issues updating your profile, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
Can I still join if my institution has not joined AWS Educate?
Yes, you can still join AWS Educate, but we encourage you to urge your institution to apply. When an institution joins AWS Educate, members belonging to that institution will be eligible to receive additional benefits, as discussed in the "AWS Educate benefits" FAQ section.
How can my institution join AWS Educate?
To join AWS Educate, someone from your institution with the authority to join the program must submit an application. A link to applications for educators, students, and educational institutions can be found here.
Who is eligible to receive an AWS Educate Starter Account?
Students and educators who are registering for an AWS Educate account are eligible to select an AWS Educate Starter Account. An institution’s central point of contact (CPOC) is not eligible for an AWS Educate starter account.
What AWS Services can I use in my AWS Educate Starter Account?
Click here to see a list of services.
How do I access the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) using my AWS Educate Starter Account?
If you want to access the AWS console via the command line interface (CLI), go to “AWS Account” in the AWS Educate portal. The “AWS Educate Starter Account” button will take you to Vocareum’s site. Click the “Account Details” button under “Your AWS Account Status.” From here, you can copy your access key. In an AWS account, this information can be found in root user security details under IAM.
How many AWS Promotional Credits will I receive in my AWS Educate Starter Account?
Educators will receive $200 (USD) in AWS Promotional Credit annually at member institutions and $75 (USD) in AWS Promotional Credit per educator at non-member institutions. Students will receive up to $100 (USD) in AWS Promotional Credit at member institutions and up to $30 (USD) in AWS Promotional Credit if their institution has not joined the program yet. If you want to see if your institution has joined AWS Educate, click here. Please note that credit renewal is a self- service feature. Students and educators must renew their membership manually each year to receive the benefits.
What happens when I reach my credit limit in the AWS Educate Starter Account?
AWS Educate Starter Account holders will receive notifications when 50%, 75% and 90% of the AWS Promotional Credit allocated in the AWS Educate Starter Account has been utilized. If you need help with your AWS Educate Starter Account, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
Can I backup my resources in an AWS Educate Starter Account?
Yes, but this must be done before the credit cap is reached. We recommend that you backup data or code to your local storage.
If I have reached the cap on my AWS Educate Starter Account, can I request additional AWS Promotional Credit to continue using the Account?
If you reach the cap on your AWS Educate Starter Account, a onetime $20 credit extension can be activated, allowing you to save any important work. We strongly recommend making a backup of important data to your local storage. If you need help with your AWS Educate Starter Account, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
Can I renew the AWS Educate Starter Account on a yearly basis?
Yes, the AWS Educate Starter Account will be available on an annual basis as long as you are an active student or educator and a member of AWS Educate. Please note that credit renewal is a self- service feature. Students and educators must renew their membership manually each year to receive the benefits.
Can I link my AWS Educate Starter Account to my educator or classmates’ AWS Educate Starter Account or AWS Account?
The AWS Educate Starter account is designed as a freestanding account (through Vocareum) and cannot be linked to either an AWS Account or an AWS Educate Starter Account.
Can I switch from an AWS Account to an AWS Educate Starter Account?
Please review the AWS Educate Starter Account information section for a full comparison between AWS Accounts and the AWS Educate Starter Account. Accounts may be switched under the following conditions:
- If you are an educator and you would like to convert an AWS Educate Starter Account to an AWS Account, you must have a fully activated AWS Account. In order to create and activate a new AWS account, visit aws.amazon.com, click “create a free account” and follow the prompts. To create your account, you will need to provide a valid payment method and verify your phone number.
- If you are a student or educator, you may switch from an AWS Account to an AWS Educate Starter Account if you are unable to activate your AWS Account because you do not have a valid payment method.
- Your AWS Educate application must not be associated with a third-party course such as Coursera, Udemy, Udacity, EdX, etc. as we are unable to switch the type of account associated with a third party promotion.
If you meet the criteria outlined above and would like to switch your account to an ESA, please contact us by following the instructions at the AWS Educate Contact Page.
I received a code for AWS Promotional Credit. Can the code be used to obtain additional credits in an AWS Educate Starter Account?
Promotional codes cannot be used to add AWS Promotional Credit to the AWS Educate Starter Account.
AWS Educate for minors (ages 14-17 years old)
What learning content is available for students between the ages of 14 and 17?
Students ages 14-17 can earn the following AWS Educate Cloud Badges:
Cloud Explorer Badge: For students who are newer to the cloud. Students can start here by completing 10 challenges that explore concepts like algorithms, programming, and cybersecurity through real-world examples.
Cloud Inventor Badge: For students to continue growing their knowledge with 10 more in-depth challenges on cloud technology, such as how variables and big data are used today.
Cloud Builder Badge: For students who are ready to build. This badge includes 14 challenges about the AWS console and services, giving them hands-on experience with AWS by building a website and Chatbot.
Note: Students who are 14 or older are eligible to apply for AWS Educate membership, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and EU countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older).
How do I access the teacher facilitator guides for working with students between the ages of 14 and 17?
The Cloud Explorer and Cloud Inventor facilitator guides are available to download from the AWS Educate Educator Portal under the “Get Content” tab. These guides are designed to help teachers lead conversations in the classroom, run supplemental activities, and provide resources for continued learning outside the Classroom. Each guide includes how the challenge aligns to the Computer Science Framework from K12cs.org, background information on the challenge topic, a glossary, and focus questions. Once logged into AWS Educate, click on the “Content” tab, then click on the former content search page at the top of this page. You’ll see a “Click here” link.