Nine Yalies win Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Nine past, current, and soon-to-be students at Yale are among the 30 winners of 2015 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

The fellows, selected from a pool of 1,200 applicants, will receive tuition and stipend assistance of up to $90,000 in support of graduate education — in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program — in the United States.

The program was established in 1997 by Paul and Daisy Soros to support the graduate educations of students who were born abroad but have become permanent residents or naturalized citizens of the United States. Each award recipient must have “demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative in one or more aspects of her or his life,” as well as “a commitment to and capacity for accomplishment that has required drive and sustained effort.” In addition, they must have shown a commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.