The purpose of the Paul and 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.
Each fellow receives tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years. Fellows can study in any graduate degree-granting program in any field at any university in the United States. Students apply during the fall semester of their final year of undergraduate study for support during their first two years of a graduate program.
The application is made available online in the early fall, and is due in early November. The ONSF does not currently maintain an on campus application process for Soros Fellowships, but all student interested in applying are encouraged to work with ONSF throughout the process.
Basic Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be a “New American” (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country), not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline, a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree, and not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.