The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, the program invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. 

The Fellowship is open to all fields of study and fully accredited full-time graduate and professional degree programs. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.



Please review complete eligibility requirements on the program website.  

  • Class year: Graduating seniors and alumni under the age of 30
  • Citizenship: “New American Status” according to the program guidelines

Applying & Guidance

Eligible applicants may submit applications directly to the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program. Review application tips and resources in the PD Soros Fellowships Application Toolkit (Davidson login required). 

Schedule an Office of Fellowships advising appointment with Gaylena Merritt, Director of Fellowships, to discuss your candidacy.