Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans - application now open for 2020 awards!

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is proud to honor the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. Every year, the program supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

Full eligibility requirements can be found here, but in brief:

  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program is intended for immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.
  • To apply this year, you must have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2020 and you should be planning to be enrolled full-time in an eligible graduate degree program at a US university for the full 2020-21 academic year.
  • You may be applying to graduate school at the same time that you are applying to the Fellowship, or you may already be enrolled in the graduate program that you are seeking funding for as of the application deadline. You must not have begun the third year of the program that you are seeking funding for as of the November 1, 2019 deadline. If you have a previous graduate degree or are in a joint-degree program, you may still be eligible.
  • The Fellowship is open to all fields of study and fully accredited full-time graduate degree programs.
  • This program is intended for students who are early in their careers. All applicants must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline. 

Learn more and apply at Deadline to apply for 2020-21 awards is Nov. 1, 2019!

Application support is available from UW scholarship advisers! Let us know you plan to apply!

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