Indeed, a college education is on the rise, and getting any form of financial support can be very helpful in many ways. This is the reason why Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans have created this funding program for United States immigrants for graduate school support.
This program is basically open for applicants under the age of 31 who are either already enrolled in graduate studies or pursuing graduate programs currently in the United States.
One of the requirements is that Fellows are required to be part of the annual Fall Conference in New York City, which is fully covered by the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program. The Fall Conference takes place over a weekend in late October and is an opportunity for the new Fellows to get to know one another and the Fellowship staff, alumni, and community, celebrate, and examine the New American experience.
In addition, the director or deputy director of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships will visit each Fellow on their respective campus during the first fall semester of their Fellowship. The Fellowship funding should allow Fellows to focus on their studies full-time, which is why Fellows are not able to work full-time during their graduate program.
Finally, Fellows are required to remain in good standing in their graduate program while receiving funding. At the close of their two years as active fellow, Fellows must submit an exit report. More details on the visit and the requirements of the Fellowship are provided when selected applicants sign a contract with the Fellowship.