Mason High School senior Chantal Woodson has earned the University of Cincinnati’s highest scholarship award — a four-year, &88,000 Cincinnatus Presidential scholarship.
The prestigious scholarship competition selects students on the basic of academic achievement, leadership and commitment to community service. Each awarded scholar must perform 30 hours of community service each year.
Woodson received the award at a ceremony held May 23 at the university.
At Mason, the German National Honor Society member was involved with Senior Sibs, the varsity dance team and Comets in Action, a mentorship program for students with special needs.
Woodson plans to major in biology and minor in German and Spanish this fall. She’s also been accepted into UC’s Connections program, which grants her early admission to the university’s medical school.
Woodson will perform with the UC Dhadal International Dance team and hopes to study abroad.
“I am so excited about the opportunities this scholarship opens up for me. I plan to participate in UC’s study abroad program, and take advantage of all that UC has to offer,” she said.
She is the daughter of Anthony and Ursula Woodson of Mason.