Yale-NUS student named 2018 Rhodes Scholar

Yale-NUS College Class of 2017 student Nicholas Carverhill, 22, has been selected as a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award given to exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford, with the aim of nurturing public-spirited leaders of the future.

Mr Carverhill, from Saskatoon, Canada, studied Urban Studies and Global Affairs at Yale-NUS College. He has worked with Rohingya Muslims in Bangkok, volunteered with injured migrant workers in Singapore, and spent a summer supporting the recruitment of teachers for northern Indigenous communities in Canada. He was a Pearson Scholar, Yale-NUS Global Leader Scholar, and is currently a fellow in the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) programme. At Yale-NUS, Mr Carverhill managed an undergraduate global affairs online publication, and was the founding President of the Yale-NUS College Debate Society, which allowed him to spend considerable time supporting and working with debate initiatives and programmes in about a dozen countries.