Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Internal Deadline: check website (no internal deadline; apply directly)
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This fellowship supports 30 individuals a year for up to two years of graduate study in any subject at any accredited university in the United States. The fellowship provides annually $20,000 maintenance and half tuition wherever the Fellow attends.
Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizen parents. You must not be older than thirty years of age as of November 1, 2006. You must either have a bachelor's degree or be in your 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 this competition.
See scholarship website for application form. Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of graduate education to their long-term career goals and potential in enhancing their contributions to society. 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 his or her 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.