Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans: Open to Undocumented Graduate Students with DACA



The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans provides up to $90,000 in support toward living expenses and tuition over two years. Students pursuing any graduate degree, discipline, or profession at any graduate school in the country may apply. Undergraduates on track to earn their undergraduate degree by June 2017 and first- or second-year graduate students are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of their births; someone born outside the U.S. and adopted by U.S. citizens; a DACA recipient).
  • Not yet 31 years old, as of the November 1 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.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship

 Special informational presentation about the fellowship at UCLA:

For those of you in Los Angeles, on Thursday, September 29, 12pm-1pm, Craig Harwood, the Director of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, will make a presentation at UCLA to interested applicants about this prestigious fellowship opportunity. Yuxi Tian, a 2016-17 awardee and a UCLA MD/PhD student in Biomathematics, will also be present to speak about his experiences as an applicant. This event is open to the public- you do not need to be affiliated with UCLA in order to attend.  Make sure to register as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Noon – 1:00 PM
130 Boyer Hall (campus map and parking information here)
Please RSVP here.

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