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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.

A Foundation for Fellowships

In the 2024-25 academic year, 19 Obies have been awarded Fulbright grants, breaking Oberlin’s previous record of honorees in a single academic year. The Fellowships and Awards office located in CELA, is a big part of this Fulbright success.
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Phoebe Brown ’24 Earns Fulbright to Spain

July 11, 2024

Phoebe Brown ’24 has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain for the 2024-2025 academic year, giving her the opportunity to teach English in an early education school in the Canary Islands.
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Nik Divall ’24 Earns Fulbright to Germany

July 2, 2024

Fulbright study/research award winner Nik Divall ’24 plans to spend the 2024-2025 academic year pursuing a master’s degree in historical performance in the German port city of Bremen.
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Faythe Cooper ’24 Earns Fulbright to Taiwan

June 26, 2024

Faythe Cooper ’24 has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan for the 2024-2025 academic year, giving her the oportunity to hone her conversation skills teaching English in Taiwan.
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Haoyuan Gao Wins Oberlin's 2024 Nexial Prize

June 11, 2024

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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Sophia Gliatto ’24 Earns Fulbright to Mexico

May 22, 2024

Sophia Gliatto '24, a double major in Hispanic studies and comparative American studies, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Mexico for the 2024-2025 academic year.
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Cameron Montague ’24 Earns Fulbright to Colombia

May 22, 2024

Cameron Montague ’24, a double major in psychology and comparative American studies, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in Colombia for the 2024-2025 academic year
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