Oberlin News Center

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Oberlin News Center

Throughout the year, Oberlin 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.

Dance Students Win 48-Hour Film Contest

Three collaborate to make ‘Not Today,’ a dance film entered in a New York City competition.

Gilman Scholarship Makes Study Abroad Possible

The award fulfills international ambitions for students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate.

Mallory Cohen ’15 Receives Fulbright ETA Fellowship to Côte d’Ivoire

During her fellowship, Cohen looks forward to learning about the French language from an Ivorian perspective and continuing her study of West African photography.

Jesse Gamoran Awarded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellowship

Gamoran says he is excited to contribute to Jewish life in Germany.

Sarah Bogdanovitch ’11 Receives Fulbright in Russia

The multilingual alumna is returning to Russia to teach at a university.

Louisa Liles Receives Dalai Lama fellowship

An economics major and lifelong performing artist, Liles is building a model for sustainable arts instruction for impoverished youth in her native Texas.

Two awarded summer research opportunity with Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Bradley Hamilton and Jennifer Jimenez will spend 10 weeks working on cutting-edge projects with HHMI scientists.

Olivia Schwartzman ’16 Receives Fulbright in Taiwan

Schwartzman says she looks forward to immersing herself in a language she is passionate about learning.

Sarah Heineken ’15 Receives Fulbright in Germany

Recently a foreign exchange student, Heineken says she looks forward to learning about Germany’s education system as a teacher this time.

Hannah Combe ’13 Receives Fulbright Grant in Bulgaria

Combe is completing her second year with the Peace Corps in Georgia, where she teaches English to grades 1-12.

Benjamin Rabin ’16 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Poland

Rabin will advise and assistant teach college English as a Second Language science and math students.

Taylor Field ’15 Receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Field, currently pursuing a degree at the University of Michigan, has been recognized for her research on the parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children.