Undocumented Student Scholarship Fund -- FY18

This campaign ended on June 30, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Oberlin College by clicking here!

"Currently, undocumented students navigate unique hurdles in their higher-ed journey. In particular, the presence of these students on campus is widely unknown. This lack of awareness leaves undocumented students in a hostile campus environment where they are constantly confronted by dehumanizing language while simultaneously used as a means for political advancement. An underlying problem these students face is the daily anxiety and stress due to their immigration status. The fear of deportation for themselves and their families is hindering; the collective feeling of unsafety bars students from disclosing their status and furthermore amplifies the challenge to access or ask for resources from campus departments, offices, and organizations. Even when disclosure occurs, the ability to receive help is still arduous and long. Often offices need to develop an approach and a unique solution to the student’s problem while the student is still in need of that resource or answer. Similarly, advisors do not always have the training or background on current immigration issues and policies to adequately give advising and counseling. Adjacent to this issue is the absence of accessible support spaces and mentors to foster a network of resilience, assistance, and advocacy. How to guide these students towards successful academic completion, legal assistance opportunities, and a fulfilling career path are fundamental questions that need to be answered at an institutional level.

We cannot afford to omit issues of immigration in our efforts to create a liberating campus climate for historically disenfranchised students, particularly for undocumented students who sit at various intersections of identity. Given the uncertainty that undocumented students encounter when navigating our country’s unpredictable immigration system, it is critical that Oberlin College voices unfaltering support. This support must be grounded in advocacy and allyship that responds to the evolving needs of undocumented students."
Oberlin Multicultural Resource Center


You can find more info relating to Oberlin College and undocumented student services here:

Undocumented/DACA Resources

President Ambar's Letter in Support of Undocumented Students


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Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
2018 117$2,398
1991 1$300
1952 1$250
2017 1$250
1982 1$250
2000 1$200
1975 2$125
2015 2$110
1994 1$100
1966 1$100
1983 1$100
1978 1$100
1974 1$100
1992 2$60
1947 1$50
1970 1$50
1997 1$44
2012 2$40
2013 1$30
2020 1$20
2005 1$20
2014 1$20
2007 1$20
1956 1$20


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