Up to $90,000 to support graduate study in any field in the US.


Application Deadline

October 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Deadline during the Fall semester.

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Creative/Performing Arts
Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

Non-US Citizen, DACA Recipient

When to Apply

Senior Year, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?


Age Limit

31 years old

Sponsoring Foundation Site



The Soros Fellowship funds graduate study at any U.S. university in any field, including professional degrees (MD, JD, MBA, etc.), for immigrants and the children of immigrants (see eligibility section for details.) Applicants must apply separately for admission to their graduate program.


The fellowship funds up to $50,000 per year for two years, totaling no more than $90,000. 

Scholars also gain access to a strong alumni network and ongoing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and advancement.


All applicants must be graduating seniors or recent alumni (not past their second year of graduate school) under the age of 31. All applicants must also meet the following criteria.

  • Applicants who were born abroad as a non-U.S. citizen must fit one of the following categories:
    • Attended high school in the U.S. (including DACA recipients)
    • Naturalized U.S. citizen
    • Green card holder
    • Adopted by U.S. citizens
    • Refugee or Asylee
  • Applicants who are U.S. citizens by birth must fit one of the following categories:
    • Both parents were born abroad as non-U.S. citizens and were not eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of their births.
    • You were raised by a single parent who was born abroad as a non-U.S. citizen who was not eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of their birth.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative
  • Commitment to and capacity for accomplishment
  • Commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
    • This would include, but not be limited to, support of human rights and the rule of law, opposition to unwarranted encroachment on personal liberty, and advancing the responsibilities of citizenship in a free society.
  • Promise of continued significant contributions

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