Monday, August 20, 2007

Graduate Studies Fellowship Available to American Resident Alien, Naturalized, or First American Generation

From The Foundation Center...

Applications Invited for Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Deadline: November 1, 2007

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans ( ) provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

The fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States.

A "New American" is an individual who 1) is a resident alien (i.e., holds a Green Card); or 2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen; or 3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens. The applicant must either have a bachelor's degree or be in her/his final year of undergraduate study. Those who have a bachelor's degree may already be pursuing graduate study and may receive fellowship support to continue that study. Individuals who are in the third, or subsequent, year of study in the same graduate program are not, however, eligible for the competition. Students who have received a master's degree in a program and are studying for a doctoral degree in the same program are considered to have been in the same program from the time they began their work on their master's degree.

To be eligible, applicant must not be older than thirty years of age as of November 1, 2007. A successful candidate will give evidence of at least two of the following three attributes or criteria for selection: 1) creativity, originality, and initiative demonstrated in any area of her/his life; 2) a capacity for accomplishment, demonstrated through activity that has required drive and sustained effort; and 3) a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Thirty fellowships will be awarded each year.

For each year of the program, the fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000 and a tuition grant of one-half the tuition cost of the U.S. graduate program attended by the fellow (up to a maximum of $16,000 per academic year). A fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field (e.g., engineering, medicine, law, social work, etc.) or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The fine and performing arts are included.

Visit the programs Web site for complete application guidelines. RFP Link:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I am a natural born citizen of the United States of America. My Parents are Puerto Ricians. Making me an naturalized American citizen.
Perhaps if my parents were from another country and got their naturalization paper and added me to their paper shuffle it would be okay.
This is what is happening to this country that the children of our nation are being discriminated upon.
Our education system is being jeopardize by the economic crunch and the dismissing and job loss of teachers.
It is a great relief to know that are people like you who want to make a difference, but the difference should come from within, not from abroad.
It was a pleasure. All comments and suggests are welcome.
Sincerly yours,
Erlberto diaz