Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Posted by on September 17, 2007

Applications Invited for Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Deadline: November 1, 2007

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (<a href=""></a>) provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.

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 the competition. Students who have received a master’s degree in a program and are studying for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master’s degree.

To be eligible, applicant must not be older than thirty years of age as of November 1, 2007.

A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection: 1) creativity, originality, and initiative demonstrated in any area of her/his life; 2) a capacity for accomplishment, demonstrated through activity that has required drive and sustained effort; and 3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year. For each year of the program, the fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 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).

A fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The fine and performing arts are included.

Visit the programs Web site for complete application guidelines.

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