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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.

Haoyuan Gao Wins Oberlin's 2024 Nexial Prize

Haoyuan Gao ’24, a biology and neuroscience double major with minors in book studies, chemistry, and East Asian studies, has been named the winner of Oberlin’s 2024 Nexial Prize. The award is presented to an outstanding science student with aspirations for interdisciplinary research.
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Top of their Field

April 18, 2014

Three Oberlin students have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, a highly competitive award for undergraduate science majors.

In Their Own Words

March 12, 2014

Oberlin OnCampus asked the six recipients of Oberlin’s 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award what the recognition means to them.
Oberlin's 2013-14 Excellence in Teaching Award recipients with the president and the deans

An Exceptional Opportunity

March 7, 2014

Two science students are picked for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s undergraduate summer internship program.

Global Scholars

December 13, 2013

Three have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for international study abroad in nontraditional destinations.

Accolades for Organists

July 22, 2013

Simon Thomas Jacobs ’15 leads a long list of Professor James David Christie’s students who have excelled in summer competitions across America and abroad.

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.
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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...
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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.
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