Does one say:

Application for [name] program or Application to [name] program

in American English ?


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You would apply for something you would get, like an internship or scholarship.

I'm applying for an internship at Universal Studios.

You would apply to something you would join or the entity that awards.

I'm applying to the Disney College Program.

  • Your example "I'm applying the Disney College Program" is ungrammatical for this meaning, and both "applying for an internship" and "applying to an internship" are in common use.
    – BadZen
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 23:31
  • @BadZen Sorry, no. I'm again 100% correct. Please stop, it's not a good look. From the DCP: support.disneyprograms.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015145732
    – DTRT
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 23:40
  • @BadZen Perhaps this is a regionalism, but in the United States, no one says, "I am playing TO an internship". It is always, "I am applying FOR an internship". As Johns says, you apply "to" an organization. Like you might say, "I am applying to XYZ Corporation for an internship."
    – Jay
    Commented Jul 31, 2023 at 23:49
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    – BadZen
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 0:04
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    @BadZen Nope. You don't apply to an internship. They're also using it wrong. I quite confident I will not die, or even be slightly embarrassed on this hill.
    – DTRT
    Commented Aug 1, 2023 at 0:08

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