Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

About the Soros Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. The program draws nearly 1,800 applications annually for just 30 fellowships. Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their Fellowship program for New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—in December of 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. This award is based on creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment; the program emphasizes camaraderie of its fellows through annual conferences and events and ongoing alumni activities. The Fellowship is open to all fields and any degree-granting graduate program.

Location of award, if applicable: U.S. academic institution

Eligible applicants:

– are seniors or recent alums, not beyond the second year of a graduate degree program
– are New Americans (see Soros Fellowship website for more specific information on this requirement)
– are 30 years old or younger at time of application

University endorsement required?

No

Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Soros Fellowship for New Americans application process:

Review the fellowship website for details on the fellowship, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and timeline.
Be sure that you can confirm your status as a naturalized citizen or green card holder, or as the child of naturalized citizen parents.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your interest and plans to apply.

The application opens online in April.

Application components include:
– completed online application form
– three to five recommendation letters
– current resume
– two essays (1000 words max for each)
– transcript(s)
– scores on standardized tests if they are required for admission to your graduate program

Applications are due in early November.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu More Information:  https://www.pdsoros.org/

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