Oberlin News Center

Thursday, March 30, 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.

Students Succeed in French Language Competition

Fourth-year French majors Georgia Lederman and Morgan Griffith took home first and second place, respectively, at a French-speaking competition hosted by la Maison Française de Cleveland.

Louise Edwards ’16 Receives Shansi Fellowship

Louise Edwards ’16 says her Shansi fellowship at Shanxi Agricultural University in Taigu, China, is an opportunity to learn more about her biracial identity by engaging in cross-cultural learning.

Julia Skrovan ’15 Receives Shansi Grant to Indonesia

Alumna Julia Skrovan ’15 will teach English and lend writing support to undergraduate and graduate students at Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh.

Emily Nussbaum ’88 Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Alumna selected for the honor “for television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness of her analysis or the easy authority of her writing.”

Unbound Curiosity

Studio art major Alice Shockey, a finalist in AICUO Excellence in the Visual Arts awards, studies spatial boundaries and her family’s history in the Holocaust.

Leo Harrington Awarded Fulbright Grant to Austria

The history and music performance double-major will teach English and continue research on music and society in interwar Germanic culture.

Caitlyn Pineault ’16 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico

Pineault credits the Spanish in the Elementary Schools (SITES) program with teaching her to create lessons that make language learning exciting.

Lauren Crawford ’16 Receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Lauren Crawford ’16 says she hopes to gain experience teaching English while deepening her knowledge of German.

Zoe Martens ’16 Receives Fulbright Grant to Mexico

The aspiring educator credits several winter-term teaching experiences as well as her peers with helping prepare her for this fellowship.

Seniors Vera Rudi and Anders Villalta Selected as Watson Fellows

The prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Provides $30,000 for a year of purposeful study outside of the United States.

Max Bessesen ’16 Receives Beebe Fellowship

A double-degree student and member of the Echoes jazz quartet, Bessesen will study Carnatic music in India.

Annelise Giseburt ’16 Awarded Shansi Hiroshima Fellowship

Annelise Giseburt ’16 has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the Shansi Hiroshima Fellowship.