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Office of National Scholarship Advisement

University of Mississippi

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Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. Their reasons for doing so were several. They wished to “give back” to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle. They also felt that assisting young New Americans at critical points in their educations was an unmet need. Finally, they wished to call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country. Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.

Qualifications: not yet 31 at the time of application; must be a “New American” (If you were born outside the United States and were not eligible for U.S. citizenship at birth, you must, as of the time of application, be either a naturalized citizen or in possession of a green card (i.e., be a resident alien).  If you were born inside the United States or one of its territories, both of your parents must have been born outside the United States and its territories and neither can have been eligible for US citizenship at the time of your birth. At least one of those parents must subsequently have become a naturalized citizen of the U.S)

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To notify the Office of National Scholarship Advisement of your intent to submit an application, or for further information and assistance, contact Tim Dolan.

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