About The Program
The application for the 2014 competition will be accessible on July 16th.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is proud to announce the 30 winners of its 2013 national competition. Selected from more than 1,050 applicants, each Fellow will receive tuition and stipend assistance of up to $90,000 in support of graduate education in this country. You can access their immigration and academic stories at 2013 Fellows' Bios.
Fellows are selected on the basis of individual merit and promise - we seek individuals who seem best-positioned to make a distinctive contribution to some aspect of American life. What is most striking about the resulting community of New Americans is its diversity.
- Only ten of the thirty come from what we often think of as among the primary sources of immigrants to this country: China, India and Korea.
- Twelve are children of parents who both came to the U.S. from the same countries. These 12 countries are: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Philippines, Rwanda, Togo, Ukraine, and Yemen.
- Five have mothers and fathers who came from different countries: France and Syria, Germany and Iran, Ghana and Egypt, Mexico and Chile, and Pakistan and Syria.
- The remaining three Fellows have parents who migrated from country to country before coming to the United States: India to Tanzania and Uganda; Jordan to Kuwait, and Bangladesh to the United Kingdom.
- Altogether, thirty different countries are represented in these aspects of the heritages of the thirty new Fellows.
- This doesn't include the diverse ethnic, linguistic, and religious communities that are important sources of identity and cultural richness within these countries.
These Fellows also have received - or will soon receive - their bachelor's degrees from a wide range of colleges and universities. Half of them are from four schools that produced more than one Fellows: Harvard (8), Stanford (3), NYU (2), and Yale (2). The remaining 15 are from large and small institutions, public and private, that are located throughout the country: Amherst, Barnard, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Dartmouth, Dickenson, Lehman College of the City University of New York, MIT, North Central, Princeton, Touro, UCLA, University of Washington, and Wellesley.
Eighteen of the new Fellows - 60 percent - are themselves immigrants.
We congratulate these new members of the Community of Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellows. We hope you will enjoy reading their stories.
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