Oberlin College, an independent coeducational institution, holds a distinguished place among American colleges and universities. Oberlin was the first college to grant undergraduate degrees to women and, historically, was a leader in the education of African Americans. The Oberlin community is known for its academic and musical excellence and its commitment to social engagement and diversity.
We are proud to have Oberlin join as a partner in the SHE-CAN School Coalition. As a school that has never been afraid to take risks and champion diversity, Oberlin's scholars emerge as well-rounded, critical thinkers with a deep sense of social justice.
Our first Oberlin scholar, Malika Ghafour, graduated in 2017. She left her home Afghanistan under the Taliban regime during 2014 to pursue her education in the United States. Oberlin mirrors Malika’s determined spirit as a school that is not afraid to take risks and be on the cutting edge. Our Oberlin scholars graduate in tune with global issues and are connected to their role in making the world a more just and equitable place.
Meet Our SHE-CAN Scholar