- Renewable: Yes
- Number of Awards: 30
- Award Amount: $25,000
- Website: https://www.pdsoros.org/apply
- Phone: 212-547-6926
- Fax: Not Available
- Email: PDSoros@pdsoros.org
- Address: 224 W. 57th St. NYC, NY 10019
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is committed for the support of immigrant students in pursuit of graduate studies.
The organization offers thirty (30) scholarship awards to eligible applicants, in various courses of their choice. The financial support for each scholarship award varies between $25,000-$40,000.
The award of financial support through this scholarship aims at engendering the values of human rights, as stated in the country’s constitution. The scholarship body aims to support immigrants, or children or immigrants in pursuit of educational opportunities in the United States.
As the scholarship body further highlights on its website, the selection criteria is entire based on merit. Students can increase their chances of selection through portrayal of creativity, initiative and sustained accomplishment as it relates to academia.
The scholarship is also open for earlier unsuccessful candidates, who have the opportunity of securing the scholarship in subsequent applications. The financial award that accompanies the scholarship goes into tuition support as well as personal upkeep. Application for the scholarship for the period 2019–2020 is currently open.
The attainment of eligibility for the scholarship requires that the applicant;
- Be a New American, who is 30 years old or younger,
- Be enrolled in a full-time graduate degree in the United States,
- Have both parents as immigrants in the United States.
How to Apply
The application for this scholarship is subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria. In the course of application, the applicant should;
- Access and fill-out the application documents on the provided scholarships page,
- Submit online application along with two essays as guided by the given topics,
- Look-out for notifications on being shortlisted, in which case
- Express readiness for attending interview in New York City or California