Scholarship Program

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Each year, the Amancio Ortega Foundation’s Scholarship Program selects 600 high school sophomores from schools throughout Spain to study their junior year of high school in the United States and Canada. Since its inception in 2010, the Program aims to provide young participants not only with English language skills, but also tools to help them increase their ability to adapt to new social and cultural environments.

In order to encourage complete immersion in the destination countries -both with extensive experience in welcoming international students- and to promote English language learning, the 600 scholarship holders who participate in the Program each year live with a host family and attend local educational centers. The age of 15-16 is ideal for the acquisition of knowledge and life experiences, while ensuring sufficient responsibility and autonomy for full integration.

Currently, more than 2,300 students have taken part in the Amancio Ortega Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

Quick facts
Start date
Scholarship holders per edition
600 (since the 2019/2020 course)
Scholarship holders up until 2018
Applications received
10,016 during the last edition (2019/2020 course)
Annual investment (since the 2016/2017 course)
€12 million
Total investment until 2018
€40 million
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