UAB Graduate named Rhodes Scholar

Probably the highest achievement a student could receive is the moniker of "Rhodes Scholar."  We are excited to announce that UAB's own, Joshua Carpenter, has received the prestigious award.  

In case you're unsure of just how big a deal this is, maybe it would help if you knew that only 32 students nationwide and 80 students worldwide are deemed Rhodes Scholars.  Only 6 public universities can say they have one, and we are one of those 6.  

Joshua graduated from UAB with a degree in accounting in 2010 and was a student in the University Honors Program.  Since then, he's been working in Alabama's Black Belt schools for another prestigious program, Teach for America.  While studying at UAB, he served as an Orientation Leader, in the Undergraduate Student Government Association, and on the Mock Trial team.  He also spent time teaching math and economics in Birmingham city schools.  

Joshua is passionate about serving impoverished communities through providing better educational opportunities, and that is exactly what he'll get to study in England.  Rhodes Scholars spend usually two to three years in Oxford, England with a scholarship valued at around $50,000 a year. 

Joshua Carpenter embodies the passion for service and zeal for answers about tough issues that UAB students are all about.