Thirty grants of $20,000 plus $16,000 for tuition are offered for graduate study in the US for one or two years for students who are Med 1 and Med 2.
- NEW AMERICAN STATUS
One of the following must be true as of the application deadline:
- Born in the US: You are a US citizen by birth and both of your parents were born abroad as non-US citizens.
- Naturalized Citizen: You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.
- Green Card: You are in possession of a valid green card.
- Adopted: You were born outside of the US or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents, and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption.
- DACA: You have been granted deferred action under the government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Note: For all of the above, it must be true that both of your parents were born outside of the United States as non-US citizens, and were not eligible for US citizenship at the time of their births.
The application includes the following sections:
- A confirmation of your eligibility – “New American” documents showing status
- Your personal and contact information
- Your higher-education history
- The graduate program[s] for which you seek support
- Required submissions:
- Two essays
- Scores of standardized tests already taken
- Recommendations (3 required, up to 5 accepted)
- Optional exhibits
You must not have reached or passed your 31st birthday as of November 1, 2016.
Applications for the 2018 fellowships open in mid-April.
Deadline: each year November 1.
For further information visit https://www.pdsoros.org/apply