JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi college student has been named as one of the Rhodes scholars in the U.S.
The Rhodes Trust said Sunday that Noah Barbieri was chosen as among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He is a senior attending Millsaps College in majoring economics, mathematics, and philosophy.
Barbieri was selected as one of 62 Truman Scholars nationwide in April. He is scheduled to graduate from Millsaps next year.
Barbieri is a native of Belden, Mississippi. He is the second Millsaps student in the past three years to be named a Rhodes scholar, and the seventh the school’s history.
The college said in the statement that Barbieri plans on researching how to best address inequality at Oxford.