Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Dates and Deadlines

Campus application deadline:
October 10, 2016

Scholarship application deadline:
November 1, 2016

Award

Fellowships of $20,000 of tuition assistance with up to $25,000 in additional maintenance grants are awarded to students for up to 2 years of graduate study in any field.

Eligibility

  1. Must not be older than 30 years old at the time of applying.

  2. Must apply as a college senior who will graduate with the academic year, or as a student who already holds a bachelor’s degree but is not beyond the second year of a graduate degree program.

  3. Student must be a “New American,” which is defined as any of the following:

    • A student who is a green card holder.

    • A student who is a naturalized citizen born abroad.

    • A student who is a child of a naturalized citizen born abroad.

    • A student has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA certified) – this is a new eligibility for the program.

Candidate Profile

Students who apply should have demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative in their lives along with demonstrated commitment to and capacity for accomplishment that requires drive and sustained effort. Applicants should demonstrate commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

Students should select graduate programs that are relevant to the long-term career goals and will provide value in enhancing the future creativity and accomplishment of the student. Applicant should also show continued contributions that will mark the candidate as a leading and influential figure within his/her endeavor.

Scholarship Website

pdsoros.org

Campus Procedure

Students interested in applying for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship need to submit a completed Applicant Profile to the Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarship Office at scholarships@ucdavis.edu. The Undergraduate and Prestigious Scholarships Office will work with each applicant to modify and strengthen the application to prepare it for submission. Once the application is ready for submission, the applicant will need to submit the final application through the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship website.