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Indian American students clinch Prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships


Indian American students clinch $90,000 in Prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships, highlighting exceptional achievements and promising futures.

Six Indian American scholars are among the 2024 cohort, representing diverse fields and backgrounds:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program. Selected 30 fellows from over 2,300 applicants. Each fellow receives up to $90,000 to support their studies at top institutions.

Among the 30 fellows, six Indian American students stand out. Their stories reflecting resilience and achievement. Biographies are available for further insight.

Famous Indian origin Alumni

These new Fellows and the whole class of 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows join the ranks of notable alumni. The alumni includes US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, President and CEO of SCAN Health Group and SCAN Health Plan Sachin Jain (who is also a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships Board member).

In addition to Vivek Murthy and Sachin Jain, other notable Indian-American alumni include the President & Chief Executive of Alameda Health Medical Group Chitra Akileswaran, Physician-Scientist Aadel Chaudhuri, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Technology and National Security of the National Security Council Tarun Chhabra, Co-Founder and CEO of Catapult Ankur Luthra, Co-Founder and CEO of Radix Health Arun Mohan, award-winning writer Sanjena Sathian, the CDC’s Principal Deputy Director Nirav Shah, Yale Law Professor Anika Singh Lemar.

Founded by Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists Daisy M. Soros and her late husband Paul Soros in 1998. The program has provided more than $80 million in funding and awarded more than 800 Fellows from 105 countries. The fellowships to pursue the graduate degrees of their choosing. 

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