Below is basic information about these fellowships from the official website. Applications are due November 1, 2011. NLLSA Board members are past and current fellows — if you have questions about this program and would like to speak with the Board members who participated, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans will be awarded in
2012 on the basis of a single national competition.
- Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field
and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
- Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in
tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as
- The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1, 2011.
- To be eligible, you must be:
- A New American (a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a
child of naturalized citizens if born in this country).
- Not yet 31 years old, as of the application deadline.
- A college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree.
- Not beyond your second year – if already enrolled — in the graduate degree
program for which you request support.
- Selection criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and
- The program values a commitment to the constitution and the bill of rights.
- The program promotes a strong sense of community among fellows and alumni
through fall conferences for fellows and numerous events for fellows and alumni
held throughout the country.
- The top 77 applicants will be designated “finalists” and will be asked to
appear for interviews in New York City or Los Angeles in late-January of 2012.
Reasonable expenses will be covered by the Fellowship Program.
- The 30 fellowship winners, selected from among the 77 finalists, will be
announced in February of 2012.