The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. This program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Up to 30 fellowships are awarded per year.
Focus- Fellowships for study toward advanced degrees in any discipline or profession at any accredited university in the U.S.
Eligibility – Candidates must be at least college seniors; if born abroad, be a naturalized citizen or hold a green card; if born in the U.S., be a child of two immigrant parents, one or both of whom are naturalized citizens; applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or be on track to earn one; if applicant is currently involved in a graduate program, the applicant should be in 1st or 2nd year, cannot have started 3rd or subsequent year of that program; maximum age is 30; candidates must apply for admission to qualifying program for upcoming academic year.
Criteria- Candidates must display evidence of significant accomplishments that reflect creativity, originality and/or initiative, evidence of commitment to constitutional values, and responsible citizenship; evidence that planned graduate study will enhance future creativity and accomplishments; students must show promise of continued significant contributions as an American. Online application submission.
Benefits- Support of up to two years of graduate study, up to $90,000 (up to $25,000/year maintenance; up to $20,000/year tuition support).