Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Special Consideration: Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Location: United States

Duration: One year, or Multi-year

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


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. Fellows must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence, and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American dream.

Each year the fellow receives a maintenance grant of up to $25,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the US graduate program attended by the fellow.

Visit the Soros Fellowship site.

Award Details

Amount: Up to $25,000 + half-tuition

Duration: Up to 2 years

Location: Any accredited graduate program in the US

Additional Qualifications: max 30 years old.
*A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien, i.e., holds a Green Card; or, (2) has been naturalized as a US citizen, or (3) is the child of parents who were born outside the United States and at least one of them must be a naturalized citizen of this country.