Fellowships and Awards


Fall semester of your senior year is the best time to apply for a range of post-graduate fellowships.

Dessane Cassell
Dessane Cassell ’14 worked in the print study room at the Allen Memorial Art Museum before teaching in South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship. She currently works as a curatorial assistant for the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art.
Photo credit: John Seyfried

These fellowships range from a year of public service or research to a funding package meant to enable graduate study. Whether a Fulbright, Watson, Rhodes, or Goldwater, a prestigious postgraduate fellowship can open up a host of meaningful career opportunities. Our office also supports alumni who are applying for grants and fellowships 3-5 or more years after graduation.

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

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