Graduate Funding Information Service

September 21, 2020

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Deadline: October 29, 2020

  • For graduate students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants, 30 years old or younger
  • 50% of tuition and fees, plus $25,000 stipend per award year
  • Any field
  • DACA recipients are eligible

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

Each Fellowship supports one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States. Each award is for up to a total of $90,000. Here is the break down: Each Fellow receives $25,000 in stipend support a year (all stipend awards are capped at $50,000 per year), as well as 50 percent of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.


To be eligible for the Class of 2021, you must be a New American who is 30 or younger as of the application deadline, and who is planning on starting or continuing an eligible graduate degree program full-time in the United States in the 2021-2022 academic year. You may apply to the Fellowship while you are applying to graduate school, or after you are already enrolled in graduate school. However, you must not have started or passed the third year of the graduate program that you are seeking funding for in the 2021-22 academic year as of the October 29, 2020 application deadline.

To be eligible, your birth parents must have both been born outside of the US as non-US citizens, and both parents must not have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.