UAB Grad Named Rhodes Scholar

Birmingham, Alabama

A University of Alabama at Birmingham grad has nailed down one of the most competitive and prestigious scholarships.  Here's Josh Carpenter's bio from the Rhodes Scholarship website:

Joshua D. Carpenter, Florence, is a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a B.S. in accounting and economics. 

 Josh is now a teacher with Teach for America in Marion, Alabama. Committed to education reform, he started a program to train students to prepare tax returns for low-income families, and taught writing and economics and math to students in the Birmingham city schools. Josh also served as a White House intern and co-captained UAB’s mock trial team. 

He plans to do the M.Phil. in comparative social policy at Oxford.

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