Frankie Guzman, former Assistant to the Director, has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Frankie, who is in his second year at UCLA School of Law, was one of 30 winners chosen from a pool of 1,000 applicants. The fellowship pays tuition and living expenses for two years of graduate or other advanced study, totaling as much as $90,000. The 30 fellowship winners, all immigrants or children of immigrants, are chosen based on merit. Specific criteria emphasize creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment.
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of accomplished young people to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The program was established in recognition of the contributions new Americans have made to American life and “in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.”
Frankie is co-chair of the La Raza Law Students Association at UCLA School of Law. He will clerk at the Prison Law Office in Berkeley, CA this summer.