Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Deadline: October

Value: Fellows receive up to $90,000 in financial support toward their graduate education. The award is divided into tuition support ($40,000) and stipend support ($50,000). Tuition is paid directly to the university and stipends are paid to the Fellow. Fellowship support is spread out over two academic years (four semesters or six quarters).

Eligibility: To be eligible you must meet the following requirements by the application deadline:

  1. New American Status (i.e., Immigrant or Child of Immigrant)
  2. Have a bachelor's degree and be pursuing full-time graduate study OR be applying for full-time graduate study.
  3. Must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday.

Read more about specific eligibility guidance here.

Major: Open

Fellowship Type: Graduate

Category: Financial Need, Minority

Nomination: No, but strongly suggested to work with the Fellowships Office

Website: Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans