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Oregon Scholar Sunil Joshi Awarded 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunil Joshi received some exciting news that he has been named a 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.  The news was hightlighted in the New York Times on April 11, 2019. 

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing a graduate education in the United States. They select 30 individuals a year and each receives up to $90,000 towards their graduate education. This year’s Fellows were selected from a pool of 1,767 applicants from across the country. Sunil, who will be using the Fellowship to pursue an MD/PhD at Oregon Health & Science University, was selected for his drive, creativity, intellectual spirit, and his commitment to the values at the heart of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Sunil joins the dynamic 20 year old community of Paul & Daisy Soros, which includes individuals such as former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; California Surgeon General Nadine Burke-Harris; Stanford AI leader Fei-Fei Li; Lieutenant Governor of Washington Cyrus Habib; composer Paola Prestini; computational biologist Pardis Sabeti; award-winning writer Kao Kalia Yang, and more than 600 other New American leaders. 

Here is Sunil's PD Soros website page, which includes a short biography. This class has the greatest number of women (20) of any class in the Fellowship’s history.

Meet the 2019 Fellows.

ARCS Oregon is extremely proud of Sunil, as he is the first student from OHSU to receive this honor!