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Soros Fellowships for New Americans

PURPOSE
Established by the Paul and Daisy Soros Charitable Trust in 1997 to support the graduate-study needs of immigrants and their children for study at any accredited graduate program in the US.

AWARD
$20,000 maintenance; plus half tuition at graduate school Fellow attends (up to $16,000).  Fellow may not work during the period of the fellowship without the permission of the director.

NUMBER OFFERED
30

SUBJECT
unlimited (any academic or professional field)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Seniors or recent graduates, or graduate students not past their second year of grad school; not more than 30 years of age
  • New Americans:
    1. resident alien (Green Card holder), or
    2. naturalized US citizen, or
    3. child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens
  • Applying to, or already in, graduate school

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested candidates should meet with Dean Gates early in the fall.
Applicants must prepare a 1500-word essay and submit a résumé, two reference letters, transcripts, complete formal application, and obtain college endorsement well in advance of the application deadline.  Applicants must have taken the graduate entrance exam pertinent to their field (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT) and submitted scores to the Soros Fellowship Program.

CONTACT
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
Davis Family Library 225G
802-443-3183

DEADLINE
The final deadline is Nov. 1, 2014; external deadlines are also listed on program websites.

Website
Soros Fellowships