Thirty Outstanding Immigrants and Children of Immigrants Each Awarded $90,000 for Graduate School Studies in USA

NEW YORK /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants, announced their 2018 Fellows. Selected from a pool of 1,766 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to United States society, culture, or their academic fields, the 2018 Fellows are all the children of immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens. In addition to receiving up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice, each new Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow will join the prestigious community of 595 recipients from past years.

“Whether it is through scientific discovery, business, literature, medicine, or law, immigrants enrich our everyday lives in the United States in profound ways. As a country, we need to refocus our attention on immigrant contributions,” said Craig Harwood, who directs the Fellowship program, which is celebrating its 20-year anniversary.

In addition to announcing the new class of Fellows, the program released new eligibility requirements for the 2019 Fellowship. While the Fellowship has been open to DACA recipients since 2014, it has now expanded its requirements to include former DACA recipients should the government program be rescinded.

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