Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Provides opportunities for continuing generations of New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. 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.


Bachelor’s degree or be in final year of undergraduate study and interested in continuing their education in a professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or in a scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences including the Fine and Performing Arts.

Award Benefits

An annual maintenance grant of $20,000 (paid in two installments) and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the Fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year).