The Board of Trustees of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans announced 30 awards that highlight the extraordinary promise, diversity, drive, and determination of recent immigrants — and children of immigrants — to this country. The Soros, themselves immigrants who struggled to support their graduate studies, have chosen to honor the continuing promise of immigrants by funding these awards.
The Soros Fellowships specifically recognize the contributions and promise of young people who are recent additions to the ranks of Americans. The fellowships may be used at any degree-granting graduate program in any field in the United States. The program has made 415 awards over the 14 years of its existence. Each two-year award provides cash grants of up to $50,000 and tuition support of up to $40,000.
Six from Harvard University have been awarded 2011 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships.
Melis Anahtar, born in Baltimore, is studying for an M.D./Ph.D. in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.
David Mou, born in Cincinnati, is studying for an M.D./M.B.A. at Harvard University.
David Reshef, born in Israel, is studying for an M.D./Ph.D. in the Harvard-MIT HST Program.
Shayak Sarkar, born in Edinburg, Texas, is studying for a J.D. at Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.
Carlos Torres, born in Mexico, is studying for an M.D. at Harvard University.
Steve Xu, born in China, is studying for an M.D. at Harvard University.
For more on the fellows.