Lan Li '10 has been awarded a 2011 Soros Fellowship, which supports graduate study for New Americans.  She plans to pursue a degree in the history of science.

"This fellowship came as a complete surprise to me after meeting many of the other highly accomplished finalists.  I wouldn't have applied for it without Dean James Runsdorf's encouragement, and certainly wouldn't have received the Soros without the opportunities that Barnard gave me as a student, and now as an alumna.  This is really an incredible scholarship and one that I share with my friends and mentors for their support and generosity," said Li.

The Thirty Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate study–in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program–in the United States.  Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.