Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowhips

(any field of study including medicine or law)


Campus deadline: October 8, 2014

Final deadline: October 31, 2014

Description: The Soros program is intended to support individuals who are “new Americans,” students whose parents are naturalized citizens or who are naturalized citizens themselves.  The program looks for students who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as the United States, but regard the United States as their primary residence.  Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate studies to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society.  While academic record is certainly relevant, the program also looks for leadership, creativity and a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The fellowship looks for people who have used their opportunities well and who will be leaders in their fields.

Term: Two years of graduate education.

Amount of support: Fellows receive a maintenance grant of $25,000/year and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost at the fellow’s U.S. institution, up to $20,000 per academic year.

Number of fellowships: approximately 30 per year.


  • Be a graduating senior or a graduate student in their first two years of study
  • Hold a green card, be naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or be a child of a naturalized citizen (neither parent can be a U.S. born citizen)
  • Be 30 or younger on November 1 of the application year
  • Pursue a graduate degree

Application Procedures: Candidates must be endorsed by the university, which means a competitive selection process on campus.  Endorsed candidates will complete an online application, including two essays, a transcript, a resume, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate aptitude test (the appropriate test for the field of of study; MCAT, LSAT, or GRE, for example).