Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships Program

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships Program

Award Amount: $90,000

Number of Awards: 30 fellowships

Deadline: November 1, 2017 11:59 PM EDT

Brief Description:

Mr. and Mrs. Soros wish to call attention to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans through their annual “The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships Program”. In order to be eligible, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States. The fellowship program is a way to give back to the country that had afforded their family such great opportunities.

Host Institution:

Paul Soros was a Hungarian-born American mechanical engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Soros founded Soros Associates, which designs and develops bulk handling and port facilities.


  • You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
  • You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
  • You are in possession of a valid green card.
  • You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
  • You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and your status is currently active.
  • Immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing full-time graduate degrees at United States institutions.
  • Eligible applicants will have a bachelor’s degree as of the fall of 2018 and maybe applying to graduate school as they are applying to the fellowship, or they may already be enrolled in the graduate program that they are seeking to fund for as of the application deadline.
  • The fellowship program is open to all fields of study and fully accredited full-time graduate degree programs.
  • All students must be 30 or younger as of the application deadline.

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply, the applicant may submit an online application through the given link:

Award Description:

  • The program draws nearly 1,800 applications annually for just 30 fellowships.
  • 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.

Detailed Information Link: