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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.

Mark Walker ’22 Awarded Beinecke Scholarship

May 7, 2021

Mark Walker, a junior majoring in Russian studies, economics, and mathematics, has recently been awarded the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship, which he plans to put toward a graduate program in economics.
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Hannah Scholl ’21 Heads to Austria with USTA Fellowship

April 28, 2021

As a teaching assistant, Scholl will help Austrian students develop the linguistic skills needed to be fluent in English, while serving as an informal ambassador and promoting cross-cultural dialogue between the United States and the Republic of Austria.
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Fulbright Fellowship Winner Connects Language to Heritage

April 27, 2021

Ruth Bieber-Stanley ’21 has German ancestors and relatives on both sides of her family, but never learned to speak German as a child. Today, not only does she know the language, but uses it to have an even deeper connection with her heritage.
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Henry O’Connor ’24 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

April 7, 2021

“In learning a language, you open your eyes and mind to a whole new world of opportunities and people,” says Henry O’Connor ’24. As a Critical Language Scholarship recipient, he will spend the summer immersed in Mandarin.
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Campus Compact names Iesha Phillips ’22 a Newman Civic Fellow

March 24, 2021

Iesha-LaShay Phillips, a third-year Africana studies and law and society double-major, has been awarded the Campus Compact 2021 Newman Civic Fellowship after being nominated through the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research.
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