Joining Worlds

Shansi Prize

Jennifer Soong collecting soil samples. She was a 2007 Shansi Prize winner.

Jennifer Soong collecting soil samples. She was a 2007 Shansi Prize winner for her project “Soil Fertility and Changes in Fertilizer Use For Intensive Rice Cultivation in the Red River Delta and the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.”

The purpose of the Shansi Prize is to recognize the work of a graduating senior that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of an aspect of Asia and is based on the values of mutual understanding, respect and learning.

Students from both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Conservatory of Music are encouraged to submit their work. All formats are eligible, including written work, artwork, class or research projects, musical compositions, and performance pieces. The Shansi Prize is for the amount of $500.

Students should request a letter of support from Oberlin faculty members for their own submission. Faculty members who have encountered student work that they consider exceptional may encourage a student to submit their work.

For details on how to apply for the prize, please click here, or click on the link in the menu to the left of this text.

For examples of previous Shansi Prize winners please click here.