Oberlin News Center

Friday, May 26, 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.

Sophie Davis ’16 Awarded Fulbright in Interdisciplinary Studies

Davis will explore the environment and play the violin in Samoa's capital city of Apia.

Around the World with a Watson Fellowship

May 2017 graduates Kirk Pearson will explore invented instruments, while Paul Van Horne will study the effects of noise in megacities.

Davíd Zager Receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Brazil

Zager gained knowledge of Portuguese language and Capoeira Angola at Oberlin.

Lindsay Brubaker ‘19 Awarded State Department Critical Language Study in Japan

The second-year student will study Japanese in Hikone, Japan.

Kiela Nelson ’18 Receives Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Senegal

Kiela Nelson ’18 will travel to Senegal to study African culture and performance.

Oliver Okun Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Russia

Okun hopes to improve his teaching skills and learn what life is like for the Russian people.

Herald (Hank) Miller Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Russia

The graduating senior will work as an assistant teacher while living abroad in Russia.

Briana Santiago Awarded Congress-Bundestag Scholarship for Young Professionals

Briana Santiago '17 will travel to Germany to study language and business.

Katie Ryan-O'Flaherty Receives Critical Language Scholarship to Study Urdu

Kate Ryan-O'Flaherty '19 has been awarded a grant to study Urdu, the native language of Pakistan and regions of India.

Rebecca Deutsch ’13 Receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Greece

Deutsch hopes to return to her theater and playwriting roots.

Grace Evans Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan

The East Asian studies major will live and teach in Taiwan.

Marie Lilly Receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Colombia

A biology major, Lilly intends to pursue the field of disease ecology in a bilingual setting.