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 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. The application for the 2021 Fellowship will open in April of 2020.  More information on the application process

November 2020

Please contact GOFAR  at for more information.