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 Scholarship Coalition. As a school that has never been afraid to take risks and champion diversity, their scholars emerge as well-rounded critical thinkers with a deep sense of social justice.
Our first Oberlin scholar, Malika Ghafour, is set to graduate 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. As one of the premiere liberal arts school in the United States, our Oberlin students will graduate in tune with global issues and connected to their role in making the world a more just and equitable place. For this reason, we are thrilled that Oberlin will be accepting their second SHE-CAN scholar in Fall 2017.
Meet Our SHE-CAN Scholar