Please click on the link below to download a Cole Scholars Application form.  

Also, please remember that you must arrange for a faculty member to submit a letter of reference for you by the deadline.  The letter can be emailed to Tracy Tucker (tracy.tucker@oberlin) or sent to the Politics Department main office (Rice 216).  The faculty member should comment on your academic skills, interpersonal and political skills, maturity, initiative, and sense of responsibility.  Please tell them that they can get more information on the program from

Please click on the following links to download forms. Once completed, the forms can be emailed to the appropriate OIEP staff member.

About Us

The Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics (OIEP) is a non-partisan program that encourages Oberlin graduates to run for and serve in public office.