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Awards and Honors

Throughout the year, Oberlin faculty, students, and alumni compete for scholarships and fellowships that reward high achievement in disciplines across the board. From STEM fields to musical performance to social activism, Obies see their hard work, dedication, and talent recognized and supported by the most prestigious foundations and organizations in higher education.

A passion for languages and education is why Oberlin is consistently ranked as one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars  among undergraduate institutions. The Fulbright fellowship and many others can take projects and research to the next level, allow for travel opportunities and exposure to cultures around the world, and enable Obies to put their education to use by helping those in need.

Oberlin Professor Wins Ohioana Award

August 15, 2014

Kazim Ali, associate professor of creative writing, was recently recognized for his contributions to the cultural life of the state of Ohio.

Oberlin All Over

July 28, 2014

Dessane Cassell '14 (pictured at the Allen Memorial Art Museum) an art history major with a minor in Africana studies, will be teaching English in South Africa, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship...
Photograph of a woman holding a piece of artwork and smiling.

New Research in South Korea

July 7, 2014

Professor Sheila Miyoshi Jager returns to South Korea with a Fulbright grant to begin work on a new book project, which will also be the topic of a new course.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager


July 2, 2014

A look at the awards and fellowships students and recent graduates earned in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Once a Student, Now an Expert

June 11, 2014

Professor of Biology Yolanda Cruz is using a Fulbright teaching scholarship to give back to her native Philippines and the university that provided her early training.
Yolanda Cruz in her lab

On the Mound and in the Lab

June 10, 2014

Mike McDonald has received national recognition for his achievements as in biochemistry and as a pitcher on Oberlin’s baseball team.
Mike Mcdonald throwing a pitch during an Oberlin baseball game