Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Good morning,

I wanted to share information about The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which is a $90,000 fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants (international students not eligible) going to graduate school in the United States. Please share with your students as eligible/appropriate. Students this at the time of application (fall 2023) must be 1) a rising senior preparing for grad school, 2) a college graduate preparing for graduate school, or 3) in the first or second year of a graduate program. In any of these three scenarios, the student must be attending grad school during the 2024-2025 academic year. Additionally, any type of professional/graduate degree is eligible (PhD, MS/MA, MFA, JD, MD, MBA, MPP, MArch, etc.). Ideal students are those who are hard-working, creative, willing to ask big questions, and looking to make a significant contribution to American society or their academic discipline.

The fellowship is valued at $90,000 over two years: $25K in stipend/year and $20K in tuition support/year.

The fellowship program will be hosting 30-minute virtual info sessions that eligible students are encouraged to attend:

• Thursday, June 1st at 12 pm ET – Students can register here

• Tuesday, June 20th at 8 pm ET – Students can register here

• Wednesday, July 19th at 3 pm ET – Students can register here

• Wednesday, August 9th at 11 am ET – Students can register here

If attending a live info session isn’t a possibility, recorded sessions are accessible here. Eligibility criteria is found here and more information on their selection criteria here. The current application cycle will close October 26, 2023, and selected fellows will be announced April 2024.

Please share with your students who meet the eligibility requirements.


Matthew Plooster

Matthew J. Plooster, Ed.D.

Director – Graduate Fellowships, Awards, and Benefits

Coordinating Official – NSF-GRFP

The Graduate School, University of Utah

(801) 581-6020 – Direct

(208) 604-3746 – Mobile

For Tuition Benefit Program-specific questions, email

For fellowships-specific questions, email

For more information about the NSF-GRFP, visit

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