1835 Fund Scholarship

During the year of 1835, Oberlin College trustees voted to admit African American students into the institution while the College and community became involved in the anti-slavery movement by participating in Underground Railroad efforts. Utilizing this idea of access and opportunity, Oberlin Alumni endowed what is now called the 1835 fund. The fund is structured to primarily assist African American students as they partake in career development activity during Winter Term. The support of the fund depends on the interactins between the student and an Alumni mentor as well as the ways in which the Winter Term activity reinforces their personal career development. The 1835 committee, formed of Alumni, members of the Alumni Association and staff of the Career Center and the Multicultural Resource Center, agreed to organize the fund in order to promote mentoring opportunities that would not only support students, but encourage Alumni to give back to their alma mater.

Winter Term 2006 was the first year grants were awarded. If you are interested in applying for an 1835 Grant please contact either the Career Center or the MRC. Applications are typically due toward the end of the fall semester and preference is given to junior and senior applicants.

Grant Recipients 2005-2006
Sprinavasa Bell, '06
Donnell Kelly, '06
Grant Recipients 2006-2007
Assiatou Diallo, '08
Vanessa Flowers, '07
Danielle Taylor, '07
Ezinwanyi Ukegbu, 08
Grant Recipients 2007-2008
AGAPE group project trip to South Africa (Charlotte Collins, '08; Vanessa Coleman, '10; Kristal Boyd, '10; Asha Hannah, '11; Emmanuel Magara, '11)
Jody-Ann Allen, '08
InSoo Jung, '10d
Phebe Philips, '10
Juan Sosa, '08
Amber Walker, '11
Grant Recipients 2008-2009 
Emmanuel Margara, '11
Amber Walker, '11
Tenisha Phipps, '09 
Vanessa Coleman, '10 
Kristal Boyd & Haydee Souffrant, '10/'11
Yolanda Walker, '09 
Grant Recipients 2009-2010
Melissa Elie, '12
Kristal Boyd, '10
Warren Harding, '13
Amina Hassan, '10
George Oma, '10
Emmanuel Magara, '11
William Darrity, '11
Zane Rodulfo, '11
Jasmine Harris, '12
Grant Recipents 2010-2011
Mark Blanchard, '14
Brittnei Sherrod, '11
Hae Young Chung, '11
Alcee Chriss III, '14
Haydee Souffrant, '11
Grant Recipients 2011-2012
Eliza Diop, '14
Michelle Ellison, '14
Geneva Dampare, '12
Cameron Sweet, '14
Vanessa Champagne, '13
Brieanna Frye, '13
Leeanna Frye, '13
Nicollette Buckle, '13
Grant Recipients 2012-2013
Enimielen Aligbe, '14
Brenda Alvarez, '15
Preston Crowder, '16
Alexandria Cunningham, '16
Ellery Kirkconnell, '13
Koryn Lockett, '14
Trinidy Combs, '15
Richard McGuire, '14
Moses Richardson, '14
Miata Rogers, '14
Ana Robelo, '15
Simbarashe Runyowa, '15
Sikora Sikorski, '12
Matthew Stokes, '14
Grant Recipients 2013-2014
Nina Austin, ‘17
Anne Chege, ’16
Alcee Chriss III, ‘14
Alexandria Cunningham, ‘16
Dyaami D’Orazio, ‘16
Tiffany Henry, ‘15
Edmund Korley, ‘16
Jasmine Lomax, ‘16
James Medina, ‘15
Lindsey Nwabueze, ‘16
Hyacinth Parker, ‘17
Rachel Parnell, ‘16
Alexandria Phillips, ‘17
Rachael Pillot, ‘17
Sikora Sikorski, ‘16
Daniel Spearman, ‘16
Matthew Stokes, ‘14
Malachi Thomas, ‘14
Richard Tran, ‘16
Joseph Williams, ’15 
Grant Recipients 2014-2015
Jasmine Adams, '16
Adeola Gbolahan, '16
Olumayowa Afolayan, '16
Anne Chege, '16
Preston Crowder, '16
Alexandria Cunningham, '16
Dyaami D'Orazio, '16
Donnay Edmund, '16
Edmund Korley, '16
Jasmine Lomax, '16
De'Ron McDaniel, '16
Lindsey Nwabueze, '16
Rachel Parnell, '16
Sikora Sikorski, '16
Daniel Spearman, '16
Johnny Spinkston, '16
Richard Tran, '16
Aliyah Abu-Hazeem '17
Katrina Anderson-Little '17
Nina Austin, '17
Mee-ae Chatman-Nelson, '17
Ryan Dearon, '17
Hyacinth Parker, '17
Rachael Pilot, '17
Rayna Holmes, '18