Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships awarded to several children of immigrant parents

Keerthana Hogirala. PHOTOS:

A University of Chicago graduate student, Keerthana Hogirala, is among 30 immigrants named 2024 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellows. The monies they receive will go to support their studies at the various institutions. Those of Indian origin awarded these fellowships hail from around the US, and are studying a range of subjects from Fine Arts to Quantum Physics.

Hogirala is pursuing MBA/MPP dual degrees at the Booth School of Business and the Harris School of Public Policy.

Shubhayu Bhattacharyay.

For 26 years, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans has been celebrating the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States by supporting 30 exceptional New Americans every year with funding for their graduate education.

Malavika Kannan
Ananya Augustin Malhotra

Selected from among 2,300 applicants, the 6 candidates of Indian origin include – Hogirala, as well as Shubhayu Bhattacharyay, pursuing at MD at Harvard University; Malavika Kannan of Florida, who plans to get a Masters in Fine Arts to pursue fiction writing;  Aayush Karan of Wisconsin, who is doing his PhD in Quantum Science and Engineering at Harvard University; Ananya Agustin Malhotra from Georgia, who is of Philippine and Indian descent and is doing her JD at Yale University; and Akshay Swaminathan of New Jersey who is doing medicine from Stanford

Akshay Swaminathan


Aayush Karan


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