Five from MIT win 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Two MIT alumnae and three current MIT doctoral students are among this year’s 30 recipients of The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The five students — Joseph Maalouf, Indira Puri, Grace Zhang, Helen Zhou, and Jonathan Zong — will each receive up to $90,000 to fund their doctoral educations. The newest fellows were selected from a pool of 1,767 applications based on their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture, or their academic fields. The P.D. Soros Fellowships are open to all American immigrants and children of immigrants, including DACA recipients, refugees, and asylum seekers. In the past nine years, 34 MIT students and alumni have been awarded this fellowship. Founded by Hungarian immigrants Daisy M. Soros and her late husband Paul Soros (1926-2013), the program honors continuing generations of immigrant contributions to the United States. “Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows are all passionate about Continue reading Five from MIT win 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans