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Soros Fellowship


Soros application deadline: November 1, 2014

Important Notes: This is a highly competitive scholarship. Visit the website for biographies of past winners.

Eligibility: 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.

Description: 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.

Recent UIC Winners: 2003 Danya Qato

Send applications to: please see website listed above; do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs

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