Soros Fellowships for New Americans

About the Program

The purpose of this fellowship is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

Targeted Fields

A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included.

The Trustees strongly encourage applications from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second years of graduate studies.


Documentation of "New American" Status: The appropriate documentation will depend on whether you qualify as:

  • A green card holder
  • A naturalized citizen of the U.S.
  • As the child of two naturalized citizens

Required Tests

If required by the program(s) you intend to enter, you must submit the results of that aptitude test by December 1. For example, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT.

Applicants are encouraged to meet with the Director for Fellowships for more information on applying for this award. Please call 253.879.3329 to make an appointment.

For more general information or to download an application, visit the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans website.