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Scholarship Details

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans


  • To be eligible, an applicant’s 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 birth.
  • One of the following must be true of the applicant as of the November 1, 2018 deadline:
    • Born in the US
    • Naturalized Citizen
    • Green Card
    • Adopted
    • DACA
  • Should be planning to be enrolled full time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2019-20 academic year. Eligible applicants must not have begun the third year of the program that they are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2019 deadline. Applicants who have a previous graduate degree or who are in a joint-degree program are eligible.
  • Must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of the application deadline.

More Details

All applications must be submitted by November 1, 2019.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit 2 essays (maximum length of 1,000 words per essay):
    • Essay 1: Tell us about your experiences as a New American. Whether as an immigrant yourself, or as a child of immigrants, how have your experiences as a New American informed and shaped who you are and your accomplishments? Feel free to discuss how individual people (such as family or teachers), institutions, aspects of law, culture, society, or American governance made an impact on your life as an immigrant or child of immigrants. The program is interested in understanding the context of your personal, professional, and academic accomplishments.
    • Essay 2: Tell us about your current and near-term career-related activities and goals, as well as why you decided to pursue the specific graduate program(s) and school(s) that you have. How do you see your current work and study informing your early career goals? If you have not been accepted into a program yet, please tell us about why you selected the programs to which you are applying.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Deadline: 11/01/2019

Amount: $20,000-25,000

Online Application Available

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