Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, the program invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans — immigrants and children of immigrants — who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture or their academic field.
- A New American (immigrant or child of immigrant)
- Aged 30 or younger as of the application deadline
- Pursuing a graduate degree full-time in the United States in the 2021-22 academic year
Varies depending on applicant’s choice of graduate program.
Amount, Duration of Award
Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study in any field at any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000) as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for two years. The first year of fellowship funding cannot be deferred.
- Online application. Applicants may apply to the fellowship at the same time that they are applying for graduate school, or after they are already enrolled in graduate school.
- Confirmation of eligibility.
- Two essays.
- Scores of standardized tests already taken.
- Recommendations (three required, up to five accepted).
- Optional exhibits.
Dates, Deadlines and Notification
- Campus deadline: September 2021
- Final deadline: October 2021
- Notification: Finalists will be notified in late fall if invited to interview in January/February 2022