Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline: Nov 1

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a merit-based graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants who are 30 or younger as of the application deadline: November 1, 2016. Every year the program selects 30 Fellows, each of whom receives up to $90,000 over one to two years for full-time graduate study in any discipline or profession at a US graduate institution. Fellows also join an extraordinary community of past recipients that includes over 550 New Americans working at the tops of their respective fields. If born abroad, an applicant must be a naturalized citizen, a green card holder, or a DACA recipient. If born in the United States, an applicant’s parents must have been born abroad as non-US citizens. Applicants must be applying to graduate school or in the first two years of their graduate program as of the application deadline. More information and the online application can be found at


We wanted to share two new resources on our website that we hope will help applicants as they prepare their applications:

  1. Recommendation Guide:
  2. Optional Exhibits Guide:


We get a lot of questions about these two components of our website so we wanted to shed some light on them for applicants and advisors. The Recommendation Guide includes 11 pieces of advice about recommendations from 2016 Fellows who represent different applicant profiles that will want to approach recommendations in different ways. For example, one Fellow had been out of college for several years so she explains who she got recommendations from. Another Fellow talks about how they asked different recommenders to focus on different aspects of them as a candidate for the fellowship. Lots of good advice in there!


We also have online webinar information sessions coming up, which students can find via this link.



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