P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Honoring America’s Immigrant Experience

A Graduate School Fellowship for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Fellowship by the Numbers
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans was founded 23 years ago to support immigrants and children of immigrants pursuing a higher education.
1998
When the Fellowship was founded
The Fellowship was founded in 1998 and we welcomed the first class that year.
715
Number of Fellows
This is a lifelong Fellowship. Since 1998 we've built a network of over 700 Fellows.
90,000
The dollar amount of a Fellowship
Each Fellowship is worth up to $90,000, but what a Fellow receives is dependent on their tuition and other factors.

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Weekly takeover

Every week, a different Fellow manages the Fellowship's Instagram account (@PDSoros). They use photos to tell followers about their life, their New American story, and what they are doing professionally or academically. Their photos honor their experiences as New Americans and are a great window into the lives of Fellows. Whether you're on Instagram or not, you can follow along and look at past photos by visiting www.instagram.com/pdsoros.

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Mission

The purpose of the Fellowship 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. The program was established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States afforded the founders of the Fellowship, Paul & Daisy Soros.

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