OCRF Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the Oberlin College Research Fellowship, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Non-graduating Oberlin College  who was enrolled during the 2020-21 academic year
  2. Able to undertake full-time research and programming June 8th - July 30th, 2021
  3. No other major commitments between June 8th - July 30th (e.g. classes, other employment, etc.)
  4. Good academic standing and cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  5. Have not previously participated in 2 summers of OCRF Research; and
  6. Identification with one or more of the following:
    • Low-income (Pell Grant eligible or the equivalent)
    • First-generation college student (no parent or guardian has ever been awarded a Bachelor's Degree), or
    • Of color (Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, or of Asian or Middle Eastern descent)
      There is no citizenship requirement for OCRF, and undocumented students with DACA are encouraged to apply.