Deadline: November 1, 2016
Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
- Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
- Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
- Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
- Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
- DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Note: For all of the above, it must be true that both of your parents were born outside of the United States as non-US citizens, and were not eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.
You will be, or expect to be, enrolled in a full time graduate program at a US university for the 2017-18 academic year, and one of the following must be true as of the application deadline (November 1, 2016):
- You are in your senior year of college and expect to receive your bachelor’s degree as of June 2017.
- You have graduated from college, and are not currently enrolled in a graduate program in the US.
- You are currently enrolled in a graduate program in the US that is different from the program in which you will be enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year.
- You are currently in the graduate program you will be continuing in 2017-18, and you have not begun the third year of study for that program.
- You are in a joint-degree program, and have not begun the third year of the degree program you want funding for in 2017-18.
Ineligible Graduate Programs: Online programs, executive MBAs, joint bachelors/master’s programs, certificate programs, and post-baccalaureate programs
You cannot have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of the application deadline.