IE Foundation Fellows Program Empowering future generations of IE talent


The IE Foundation Fellows Program consists of an Honors program that brings together a selected group of past and present IE University students with extraordinary academic and extracurricular profiles and who have received one of our scholarships.

At IE Foundation we live by our deeply held commitment to the power of ‘Talent Taking Care of Talent’.

We believe that we all deserve the opportunity to achieve our full potential and we work to eliminate economic barriers to education and to offer resources to projects that add value to the academic community and to society as a whole. For this reason, we dedicate a significant part of the donations generously made by students, alumni, parents, corporate partners and other benefactors, to award scholarships to the most qualified and gifted candidates through a rigorous selection process.

We select our IE Foundation Fellows with the utmost care and rigor based on their outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements.

We draw the best candidates to join the program from a large pool of talented and highly qualified aspirants worldwide to form a group of past and present scholarship recipients. Of all the talented students who receive an IE Foundation scholarship every year, only a 12% are chosen to become members of this unique and exclusive community of IE Foundation Fellows that connects the future leaders and change-makers.


Life as an IE Foundation Fellow acts as a catalyst for becoming a successful change agent.
Our Fellows receive dedicated guidance by the directors of IE Foundation while enjoying access to unique networking opportunities through activities and events organized by IE Foundation and IE University.
In this way, they forge exclusive and lasting relationships with their peers, teachers, sponsors and partners.

"To be part of a program that draws students from different backgrounds and identities is particularly appealing to me. I had the opportunity to share my ideas, listen to others and challenge my unconscious biases that stem from my Middle Eastern background in order to become a better human. Having witnessed the toll that hardships could have on students, I am determined to pass on any aid I receive onto younger generations."
"As an IE Foundation Fellow, I believe in the power of giving back, and I hope in the future I will be able to impact the IE Community by creating my own business and offering scholarships, internships, projects and employment to IE students, because I believe in the essence of IE Foundation: Talent Taking Care of Talent."
"One of the things I value most about being an IE Foundation Fellow are the in-person events. Whether it be the welcome ceremony or a master class, the events have allowed me to learn and to connect with other IE Foundation Fellows. We formed a network, gained insights into other programs and shared knowledge about life at IE and in Madrid."
"The scholarship was an unimaginable catalyst for my academic and personal growth. It meant both a huge recognition for my hard work and an enabler to dream bigger, to strive."
"I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to live a normal student life at a high-caliber institution, something that absolutely would not have been possible without this scholarship."
"Receiving the IE Foundation’s support, including the PhD scholarship, is an honor. It recognizes my past achievements and supports what I can achieve in the future."
"This scholarship has increased my appetite to learn and to learn in new ways, which is something I value highly."
"Studying at IE is an investment in your life, and the Kistefos Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to do so!"
"The IE experience is unique because it is very challenging, but it makes one stronger, academically and professionally."


The IE Foundation fellows community keeps growing

Winter Gathering

December 2021

IE Foundation organized a winter gathering to bring together all IE Foundation Fellows in order to celebrate the milestones and achievements of the year.

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Welcome Event and Opening of the Academic Year 2021/22

October 2021

The Foundation organized this event to welcome the students beginning their journey at IE University and kicking off the Academic Year together.

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Closing Ceremony- Academic Year 2020-2021 | IE Foundation Fellows Program

Closing Ceremony- Academic Year 2020-2021

June 2021

IE Foundation organized this event to honor the students who graduated in July 2021.

Free Speech and Dangerous Ideas in the Digital Age | IE Foundation Fellows Program

Free Speech and Dangerous Ideas in the Digital Age

May 2021

A masterclass led by Professor María José Ferrari, Academic Head of IE Arts and Humanities Division.

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Segovia Meet and Greet | IE Foundation Fellows Program

Segovia Meet&Greet

May 2021

A special lunch at the iconic restaurant Meson de Cándido.

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Trust & Sustainable Leadership in times of Change | IE Foundation Fellows Program

Trust & Sustainable Leadership in times of Change

May 2021

An inspirational master class led by Balvinder Singh Powar, Professor at IE University and Managing Director and CCO of Spain BOOSTER Space Industries.

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