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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.

Cold Cash for Study of Ultracold Atoms

May 29, 2013

Jennifer Schloss ’11 has won a Hertz Fellowship, the nation’s most generous support for graduate education in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences.
Jennifer Schloss ’11

Preserving a Historic Theater

May 28, 2013

Oberlin’s Apollo Theatre has received the Award for Theater Restoration from the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Institute of Architects-Cleveland.
Audience watching a movie in the Apollo Theater

Obie Awards Recognize Student-Athletes

May 21, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, the Department of Athletics and Physical Education hosted its annual Obie Awards banquet, during which the department honors and awards were conferred, as were awards voted on by...
Aerial shot of football field. Photo.

Conservatory Honors and Awards

May 20, 2013

The Conservatory of Music held it annual awards ceremony and banquet on Monday, May 13, in Peters Hall. Twenty-two students from all areas of the conservatory were honored for their outstanding work.
group photo of conservatory honors and awards recipients

Tops in Spectroscopy

May 14, 2013

Yihui Chen has received the Ernest B. Yeager Award for research in spectroscopy.
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Oberlin sweeps viola category at 2013 ASTA solo competition

May 13, 2013

Oberlin violists Aaron Mossburg ‘13 and Daniel Orsen ‘16 both won their divisions in the 2013 American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, sweeping the viola category. The final round was held from April 6 to 8 at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall in New York City. Oberlin was the only conservatory to have finalists in two divisions.

Senior Wins Grand Award

May 3, 2013

Matthew Gallagher has won the Grand Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.
Matthew Gallagher

Kenya Reads Wins Support

May 2, 2013

The leaders of Kenya Reads, a literacy initiative that established the first-ever community library in an impoverished area of Kenya, have received more than $20,000 to sustain their work.
 Shauna Godfrey, Ty Diringer, and Peterson Njamunge