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Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Goes By: Soros

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Soros Electronic Deadline
Thursday, October 26, 2023
2:00 p.m. EST

About this Fellowship

Awarded to New Americans under age 30 (by the application deadline) to support up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is particularly looking for candidates who have demonstrated creativity, originality and initiative in one or more aspects of her/his life.

The 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 29 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.

Award Value

Up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study, up to $90,000 over two years.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters


US Citizen, Permanent Resident, Green Card Holder
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 2, 2023

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