September to November is the heaviest deadline season for graduating seniors and alumni. Submitting letters of recommendation on time, including for internal deadlines, is crucial.  Advice about specific programs, including information about writing letters of recommendation, is available on the Fellowships Resources Blackboard site.

November is among the most important months for second and third year students starting applications.  If you want to refer a promising second or third year student for a specific program,  please email fellowships@oberlin.edu.

 Starting in February, rising seniors who will be competitive for awards MUST begin to plan.

Fulbright applicants may only apply to one country and one program each year.  Those decisions are best made early in the spring semester.

Successful Watson applicants plan and network through spring and in to summer.