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Article by Ben Feuer, Photo by Fady Habib.

    There aren’t a whole lot of funding opportunities for graduate students out there, much less DACA graduate students — but Paul and Daisy Soros are offering one such opportunity.
    In addition to receiving up to $90,000 in funding for the graduate program of their choice, each new Fellow will join the prestigious community of recipients from past years, which includes US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, leading Ebola researcher Pardis Sabeti, Oscar health insurance co-founder Kevin Nazemi and over 500 other New American leaders.
    The 2015 cohort is remarkably diverse in terms of their immigrant backgrounds; 2 are DACA recipients; 5 are green card holders; 15 are naturalized citizens. 14 are first-generation college graduates; 10 are first-generation high school graduates.
    They are equally diverse in the type of program that interests them; 13 Fellows are pursuing medicine; 7 natural science; 4 law; 3 music, visual and/or performing arts; 2 computer science; 2 business ; 1 social science and 1 education. 3 Fellows are currently pursuing more than 1 degree.
    If you’re interested in applying, the form can be found on their website.  Here are some details on the timeline -

    •    Applications are due on November 1, 2015 (11:59 pm EST)
    •    Finalists will be notified in January of 2016
    •    2016 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows will be announced in April of 2016