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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.

Students Earn Spoken Russian Olympiada Honors

March 11, 2015

Four Oberlin students earned awards at the 5th annual Undergraduate Olympiada of Spoken Russian at Kent State University on Saturday, February 28. At the advanced level, William Watkins and Andrew...
Four Oberlin recipients of Olympiada awards

2013-2014 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

March 4, 2015

Five faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. The recipients were Associate Professor of English Jennifer Bryan; Professor of Pianoforte Sanford Margolis; Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies John Petersen; Professor of Chemistry Robert Thompson; and Professor of Conducting Tim Weiss.
9 faculty recipients of teaching award

Art Students Recognized for Outstanding Work

February 17, 2015

Seniors Sarah Lejeune and Justine Neuberger, along with four students from other institutions, received Excellence in Visual Arts awards from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio. This is the eighth year in a row that the AICUO has awarded Oberlin students this honor.
Neuberger's painting

Oberlin College Receives National Recognition for Community Service

January 5, 2015

Oberlin College earned a place on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in the Interfaith Community Service category and secured a place on the Honor Roll in both the General Community Service and Education categories. This is the eighth consecutive year Oberlin College has received the honor.
Five Oberlin students with shovels in a local park

Cole Scholars 20th Anniversary Celebration

November 20, 2014

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake '92 was among several distinguished alumni who returned to campus in November to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral...

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.