Fall semester of your senior year is the best time to apply for a range of post-graduate fellowships.
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.
See Available Fellowships for a lists of scholarships and fellowships curated especially for fourth-year students and alumni.