Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Soros Fellowship for New Americans

About the Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Paul and Daisy Soros both sought higher education in the United States as Hungarian immigrants and their success has enabled them to support the education of young New Americans since 1997. The Fellowships for New Americans provide for two fully-funded years of graduate study for permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or the children of naturalized citizen parents. 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: US 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?


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
– 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 to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,