Soros for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides leadership opportunities for New Americans in any professional or academic graduate field. The program seeks to assist new Americans in pursuing their career goals through graduate study at any accredited U.S. institution.  Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition tuition and fees or 50% of required tuition and fees/year.


  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).

  • Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline. A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.

  • Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled – in the graduate degree program for which you request support.


Application Process

Applicants should apply directly to the fellowship  on the website as they will not require university nomination. Applications apply in the fall for graduate study funding starting the next fall.  More information on the application process

November 2019

Please contact GOFAR  at for more information.