The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Do you think that study in the USA is an ice-breaking challenge for you? Join the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans who are complete their dare of studying in the USA. This opportunity is presenting by the Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists.

Each year, they invest 30 new graduate Americans immigrants and children of immigrants who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field.

Who May Eligible

  • 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.
  • To be eligible for the Class of 2020, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States in the 2020-2021 academic years.
  • Students must be US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
  • Applicants must have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
  • Candidates 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.
  • Holders must have been granted asylum or refugee status in the US.

How to Apply

To be eligible, candidates must submit all application materials through the online application.

The application includes the following sections:

  • A confirmation of your eligibility
  • Your personal and contact information
  • Your higher-education history
  • The graduate program[s] for which you seek support
  • Recommendations (3 required, up to 5 accepted)
  • Required submissions: Resume, two essays, transcripts (college, graduate), scores of standardized tests (if they are or were required for admission to your graduate program)
  • Optional exhibits.


Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Application Deadline: For this education, all eligibility recommendations are due by November 1, 2019, at 2:00 pm ET. No exceptions.

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