application deadline: November 1, 2014
Notes: This is a highly competitive scholarship. Visit the
website for biographies of past winners.
A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien;
i.e., holds a Green Card or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S.
citizen or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized
citizens. The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree
or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who
have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study
and may receive Fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals
who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same
graduate program are not, however, eligible for this competition.
To be eligible you must not be older than thirty years of age
at the time of submitting your application.
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able
and accomplished 'new Americans' to achieve leadership in their
chosen fields and to partake of the American dream. Fellows
must have shown potential in the fields for which they seek
further education; the capacity for creativity, persistence
and work; and the commitment to the values of the United States
Constitution and the Bill of Rights, which protect the American
dream. The program is established in recognition of the contributions
'new Americans' have made to American life and in gratitude
for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors
and their family.
Winners: 2003 Danya Qato
applications to: please see website listed above;
do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs