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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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    Announcing the 2021 Fellows

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    COVID-19: Fellows Serving on the Front Lines

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    COVID-19: Fellows Taking Entrepreneurial Approach

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    Honoring New American Excellence

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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.

2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow Sanjena Sathian's debut novel "Gold Diggers" (Penguin Press) is a contemporary coming of age story about Neil, the child of Indian immigrants living in the Atlanta suburbs. Desperate to get into a great college, Neil and his best friend turn to the power of gold--and with the help of magical realism, Sanjena tells a much bigger story than that of two teenagers. With the novel touching on some of Sanjena's own lived experiences, here are seven...

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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

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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.