Office of Academic Advising

The Paul and 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.

The program of fellowships they shaped has the following characteristics:


The program uses three primary criteria for selection of fellows and expects that successful candidates will give strong evidence of at least the first two of the following:

In addition, the program considers two further criteria:

To be eligible, you must be:

Application Years:



Skidmore Deadline-September 
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