MSU Student Chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

Joshua Carter will graduate with dual degrees in mechanical engineering and microbiology

By Dillon Tabish

WATERTOWN, S.D. — A South Dakota man is among the 32 Americans who have been chosen as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.

Joshua Carter, of Watertown, will pursue a master’s degree in clinical neuroscience at Oxford. The Rhodes Trust announced the scholars-elect for 2017 Sunday.

Carter will graduate from Montana State University with dual degrees in mechanical engineering and microbiology. He volunteers at a nonprofit that helps children with disabilities and also leads an organization that builds bicycles for disadvantaged children.

The 2017 scholars-elect were chosen from 882 applicants who were endorsed by 311 colleges and universities. The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford starting next October. In some instances, the scholarships may allow funding for four years.