Paul and Daisy Soros 2016 Fellowships For New Americans Includes Two Nigerians.

Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their Fellowship program for New Americans in December 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. Their reasons for doing so were several. They wished to “give back” to the country that had afforded them and their children such great opportunities and felt a fellowship program was an appropriate vehicle. They also felt that assisting young New Americans at critical points in their educations was an unmet need. Finally, they wished to call attention of all Americans to the extensive and diverse contributions of New Americans to the quality of life in this country.

In 2010, Mr. and Mrs. Soros contributed an additional $25 million to the charitable trust that funds their Fellowships for New Americans. For details, see the Wall Street Journal article.

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Full eligibility requirements can be found here.

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Chidiebere Akusobi, 2016 MD/PhD, Harvard University Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD/PhD in Infectious Disease at Harvard University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, Chidi is a second year MD-PhD student and campus leader at Harvard Medical School. He is involved with the WhiteCoat4BlackLives movement and the Student National Medical Association, where he works to increase the pipeline of underrepresented minority students in medicine. As a future physician-scientist, Chidi hopes to conduct pioneering research that contributes to the better treatment and cure of infectious diseases. See full bio: https://www.pdsoros.org/meet-the-fellows/chidiebere-akusobi

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Lindsey Osimiri, 2016 PhD, UC Berkeley,UCSF Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley,UCSF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, Lindsey is studying to complete a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley – University of California, San Francisco Graduate Program in Bioengineering. She plans to use algorithms to analyze and predict the functions of complex biological systems in her research, and later return to industry to create tools to make biological research more efficient. See full bio: https://www.pdsoros.org/meet-the-fellows/lindsey-osimiri

Previous winners of Nigerian origin:

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Ebunoluwa Taiwo, 2007 Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University
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Nneoma Nwogu, 2004 Senior Councel, The World Bank Group Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at University of Michigan
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AbdulRasheed Alabi, 2010 MSTP student, Stanford Medical School
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Ikeolu Adeyemi, 1998 , White & Case Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Harvard Univ
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Oluwaseun Ajayi, 2003 JD, Yale University Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University
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Fidelis I. Agbapuruonwu, 2001 JD, Ohio State University Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Ohio State University
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Elsie Gyang, 2008 MD, Stanford University Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at Stanford University

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