Scholarship Details

Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellowship

Application Deadline:

10/28/2022

Requirements:

All majors

Purpose:

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. The 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.

Eligibility:

1. NEW AMERICAN STATUS??

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.

To be eligible, your birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.* In addition, one of the following must be true of you as of the October 28 application deadline:

Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
Born abroad:
Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship because of your adoption.
Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
Refugee & Asylees: You have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.
If None of the Other Categories Above Apply: Graduated from High School and College in the US: If none of the other categories apply to you and you were born abroad but graduated from both high school and college in the US (this includes current and past DACA recipients).
* If you were raised by only one of your birth parents, the following must be true:

The parent who raised you must have been born abroad as a non-US citizen.
Your second birth parent was not part of your life growing up and you have no contact with them.

Terms of Award:

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Here is the break down: Each Fellow receives $25,000 in stipend support a year (all stipend awards are capped at $50,000 per year), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Please Submit:

Essays
Recommendations
Resume
Transcripts
Scores of standardized tests already taken

Information on how you learned about this program

Online Application:

https://www.pdsoros.org/apply