The Fund was established in 2002 to honor the numerous academic contributions that David Love made to Oberlin College during his years of service as Instructor in Philosophy, Associate Provost, Director of Sponsored Programs, and Associate Vice President for Research and Development. David believed in the transformative power of a liberal-arts education and in the unrivaled value of overseas travel in promoting intellectual growth. During his service to Oberlin College, David initiated numerous programs that enabled students to experience studying abroad, conduct research and engage in interdisciplinary studies. The David Love Memorial Fund seeks to keep alive the ideals that guided David’s work at Oberlin by sponsoring fellowships for Oberlin students studying abroad.
The fellowship provides a grant of $1,500 to enable an Oberlin student participating in the Study Away Program to conduct an educational project germane to his or her academic work at Oberlin. The grant is made in the form of a contribution to the student’s tuition bill upon return to campus, and with the requirement that the student share, via a suitable public presentation, his or her accomplishment with the rest of the Oberlin community.