Meet the Class of 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows

The 2024 Class of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows is made up of 30 outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants from all over the country and world who are pursuing graduate school here in the United States. Selected from more than 2,300 applicants, each of the recipients was chosen for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States and will receive up to $90,000 in funding over two years.

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The 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros includes several firsts for the community:

  • The first Fellows to have heritage from Portugal, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe. 
  • The first Fellows from undergraduate institutions including the University of Central Florida, University of Montana, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Texas State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 
  • The first class of Fellows to include three Filipino Fellows, bringing the total number of Filipino Fellows to ten.


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Announcing the 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows


The Application for 2025 is now open

The 2025 application is open. Are you a New American who will be 30 or younger as of October 31, 2024, and who will be in graduate school full-time for the 2025-2026 academic year? Check out our eligibility requirements, learn about the Fellowships, and apply by October 31, 2024.

Apply By

October 26, 2024

Interviews with Finalists

February 2025

Winners Notified

March 2025

2025 Fellows Announced

Mid-April, 2025

2025 Fellowship Begins

Fall, 2025