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Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Description: The program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principle residence and focus on national identity. Candidate must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society. Fellowships are not solely awarded on the basis of academic record. The academic record is relevant as evidence of the candidate's availability to complete successfully a graduate degree program and it strengthens the demonstration of achieving the program's specific criteria for selection.


  • Applicants can be of any discipline.

Award Amount:

  • $20,000 maintenance grant yearly
  • Tuition grant for one-half of school tuition (up to $16,000) yearly

Soros Fellowship Applicant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be NEW Americans
    • A New American is an individual who (1) is a resident alien, i.e., holds a Green Card; or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
  • All disciplines are represented but 25% are awarded for study of law and 33% are in medicine.
  • Applicants must hold their undergraduate degree or be in the final year of undergraduate study

Application Process:

  • Online application
  • Finalist are flown to Soros Headquarters for a round of personal interviews and dinner
  • Some institutional paperwork

Deadline: November 1, 2010

Carroll Campus Representative:

Susan Nusser
Office: MacAllister 310
Campus Phone: 262.524.7260

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