Fellowships and Awards


“Applying for a Fulbright was one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences I have had at Oberlin. Receiving the Fulbright has made all of that hard work feel even more worthwhile, and has greatly expanded the scope of what I can see myself doing in the future.” —Dessane Cassell


How to Apply

 While there is no single formula for success in awards competitions, planning ahead, thinking broadly and ambitiously about what is possible, and then drafting a feasible route to your goals in consultation with peers, advisors, and your extended network of support is a common path to success. 

Keep in touch with the Office of Fellowships and Awards and faculty advisors during each advising season.  Note that significant lead time, often as much as a year, is required.  More specific advice is available on Blackboard.