Five Exceptional Costa Rican Students to Study in the United States


In 2012, the U.S. Embassy created a special scholarship program for students at Costa Rica’s Scientific High Schools. The Embassy created this program to give exceptional Costa Rican students an opportunity to develop their English skills while learning more about U.S. culture. This year, 5 students received the scholarship, which means they will have the opportunity to study at a high school in the United States for one year.

This year’s winners are:

  • Daniela Alvarado Andrade, San Pedro Science High School
  • Tatiana González González, San Carlos Science High School
  • José Antonio Ortega Padilla, Cartago Science High School
  • Chelsea Rodríguez Alvarado, Puntarenas Science High School
  • Raúl Villalobos Vega, Guanacaste Science High School.

Since the creation of this scholarship program, 26 students have benefitted. Currently, the CRUSA Foundation finances the scholarships, and the American Field Service (AFS) manages the program.

In her remarks to the scholarship winners, Ambassador Day said, “you represent the new generation of Costa Rica’s leaders and for this you deserve our support and we will continue supporting you so that more young promises from this country have the opportunity to study in the United States.”