Eight Yale affiliates honored with Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Seven current Yale graduate students and one Yale College alum are among the 30 students nationwide chosen to receive Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

The Yale graduate students receiving Soros Fellowships are HaoYang (Carl) Jiang, Jonathan Marquez ’13, Aseem Mehta ’14, Wazhma Sadat ’14, Joel Sati, Jennifer Shin, and Diana Yanez. In addition, Jenna Cook ’14, received a fellowship to support her Ph.D. studies at Harvard University.

The 2018 fellows were chosen 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 Soros Fellows are all the children of immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens. They receive up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice.