Academic Fellowships

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The P.D. Soros Fellowship offers graduate study scholarships in the U.S. for American immigrants and New Americans. The fellowship covers 50 percent of tuition and fees for graduate school and a living stipend. Students who are planning on going to grad school or current graduate students in their first or second year are welcome to apply. 

Please note that some graduate programs not are not eligible for a Soros Fellowship, including hybrid-online programs, executive graduate programs, joint BA/masters, certificate programs, post-bacc programs, programs outside of the US, and unaccredited programs. 

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  • Both parents must have been born outside of the U.S. and been ineligible for U.S. citizenship at the times of their birth.
    • If you were raised by a single parent, the same criteria to the parent who raised you applies, and the other parent must not have been present in your life. 
  • If you are a First-Generation American: 
    • You were born broad and:
      • Are a naturalized U.S. citizen.
      • Are adopted and a U.S. citizen.
      • Are a Green Card holder. 
      • Have been granted refugee or asylee status.
      • Graduated from high school and college in the U.S. (includes DACA recipients).
  • If you are a second-generation American: 
    • You were born in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen.
  • Have completed your bachelor’s degree by the time of your application.
  • Under 30 years of age.

Application Timeline

  • Campus Deadline: September 28, 2023
  • National Deadline: October 26, 2023


  • 50 percent of required tuition and fees for one to two years, up to $20,000. 
  • Stipend support, $25,000-$50,000.
  • Opportunity to attend alumni association holds events and connect with other fellows. 
  • Participate in the annual conference in New York City during the time of your fellowship.