Post date: March 19, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.
Three Harvard Law School students--second-year students Ronald Chen and Bert I. Huang, and incoming student Sujit Raman--have been selected as Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellows. Each will each receive a half-tuition grant for two years of study at Harvard Law School and an additional $20,000 stipend for related expenses.
Chen, a summa cum laude graduate from Harvard College, has a MBA and MSc in history from Oxford where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. Chen has also served as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and as an economist for the Council of Economic Advisers.
Huang, recently elected president of the Harvard Law Review, is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College where he served as student chairperson of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Huang, who studied at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar, has also been an economist for the Council of Economic Advisers and worked for the head of the antitrust division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Raman, who grew up in Houston, studied history at Harvard College where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Harvard he served as captain of the national champion Harvard crew team. He is currently completing his master’s degree at the University of Bristol on a Marshall Scholarship. He will enter Harvard Law School in September.
Chen, Huang, and Raman were selected from a pool of 1,000 applicants for the 2002 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Applicants must be naturalized citizens, resident aliens, or the children of naturalized citizens. The fellowships were established to help allow immigrants to continue to make a positive impact on the nation. The selection is based upon rigorous criteria that include academic performance and leadership skills.
This year’s 30 Soros Fellows were selected from a pool of applicants that represented 141 countries of national origin and 360 colleges and universities. In the five-year history of the Soros New American Fellowship program, six Harvard Law students have been selected.
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