Multicultural Resource Center

Oberlin College Funding Sources

There are a tremendous number of resources available at Oberlin College.

We have taken the time to highlight some of them here for your convenience. If you know of additional resources that should be recognized here, please contact us by sending email to

The MRC offers funding for a variety of events and programs on campus. To be eligible for these funds, you must be a member of an active student organization. Complete the form below to apply:

Please read the directions carefully before filling out the form; if you have any questions about the information that is needed, please contact us at

Co-sponsorship requests must be submitted by Monday two weeks in advance of the event.

Funding awards are capped at $300 due to the volume of requests. Funding awards range from $50-$100 on average.

John Mercer Langston Black Alumni Student Emergency Fund

This fund is a source of financial assistance for currently enrolled Oberlin College students to provide support to students in crisis situations that involve medical emergencies or an unforeseen crisis in the immediate family. Academic expenses are not generally considered. To apply for this fund, click here.

Emergency Book Fund

Established by the Class of 2000, the fund provides loans to Oberlin College students to purchase books and supplies.  To apply, submit this form

Emergency Student Loan

Established through the Class of 1995 gift project, this fund provides no-interest loans for low-income students who have exhausted all other options for paying their term bill. Students may apply for a loan once each semester as needed, but they must repay it by the end of that term; any student defaulting on the loan payment will be ineligible for future loans. At the time they apply for loans, students must present a plan for repayment. Recipients are expected to pay back the loans only when they are financially able. Students may receive a loan for either semester during the academic year, and are eligible to receive more than one award. Loans are accessible to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

To apply, submit this form

*All of these funds are administered through the Office of the Dean of Students, Wilder Hall, Room 105.