Bianca Tylek, a J.D. candidate at Harvard University School of Law, is focused on fixing the U.S. prison system to reduce recidivism rates. Geroge Pocheptsov, an artistic prodigy, has created artwork for Hillary Clinton and Michael Jordan and is now working to get his MBA. Daniel Kim, has lead research on repurposing antifungal agents as a target for skin cancer, is applying joint MD/PhD programs across the nation. These all-stars, along with 27 of their peers, have been named 2014 fellows of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
Paul & Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants, established their New Americans Fellowship to honor and "give back" to the U.S., a country that has afforded them endless opportunities for success. An initial $50 million charitable trust was established in 1997. In 2010, the Soros reconfirmed their commitment to the fellowship by donating an additional $25 million. Each year, the foundation selects and honors the graduate education of 30 New Americans. Since 1998, 12,500 applicants have been received and 415 Fellows have been appointed. According to a Wall Street Journal article, Paul and Daisy Soros "wanted to focus on lightening the burden for immigrants and children of immigrants aiming to pursue graduate degrees."
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