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The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans – UNC information Session

About The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships: A merit-based graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants

The Fellowships program is looking for the 30 most promising New Americans who will go on to make a significant contribution to US society, culture, or their academic field. 

Every year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans awards thirty Fellowships to immigrants, and the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate education in the United States. Each award is worth up to $90,000 (up to $25,000/year stipend; up to $20,000/year tuition support). Awards support up to two years of full-time graduate study in any fi­eld, including the visual and performing arts, and at any graduate degree-granting institution in the United States, with the exception of online programs. In addition to funding, Fellows join a community of over 550 New Americans with family origins in over 75 different countries.

The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Selection criteria focuses on accomplishments that show creativity, originality, and initiative in light of the challenges and opportunities that have been part of the applicant’s immigration experience. The application is open to college seniors, students in the early stages of their graduate career, and those in the workforce who are seeking graduate training. Eligible applicants must be 30 or younger, enrolled in a full-time graduate program in the 2017-2018 academic year, and either immigrants, naturalized US citizens, green card holders or DACA recipients. Please find the full eligibility requirements here.

Applicants and potential applicants are encouraged to learn about the Fellow community through the Fellowship’s website, regular e-mails, and informational webinars. Potential applicants can also find more information on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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