Each year, for the past ten years, the Trenton Rotary Club has awarded the Lion Woodward scholarship, named for a former member known for his community service. The scholarship is awarded to a local high school senior and is for $10,000 awarded $2,500 for each academic year.
The scholarship is awarded based on a variety of factors; academic achievement, financial need, leadership and exemplary community service.
The student must be graduating from a high school in Trenton or the greater Mercer or Bucks county area. The honoree must be accepted as a full-time student in an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school. To continue the scholarship the student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and annually report their academic and service progress, in person, at a Trenton Rotary Club meeting. This past year, for the fourth time, and the second consecutive time, the scholarship has been awarded to a Ewing High School Senior.
The Trenton Rotary Club is pleased to announce that this year's recipient is Ms. Nathalia Davila, from Ewing High School's Class of 2020.
Nathalia is an accomplished and high achieving member of Ewing High School. She served as the President of the National Honor Society and Student Council, was a Peer Leader and a student ambassador to the Board of Education. She also launched “Panther Pals” Schoolwide Title I after school mentoring program at Parkway Elementary School. This partnership brings high school volunteers to the Parkway Extended Day Program to work directly with elementary students on teamwork and social emotional learning through cooperative activities, crafts, and games. She was selected to be a “Senior Spokesmodel” for Y.E.C. Creations Photography and the recipient of the Princeton University Alumni Association Book Award 2019, the 2019 Munich RE Dare to Dream Diversity & Inclusion scholarship, and the AP Scholar Award. Nathalia will be attending Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida this fall.
"Thank you to the Trenton Rotary Club for honoring such an accomplished member of our graduating class," EHS Principal Ed Chmiel stated. "We are greatly appreciative and very proud of Nathalia. We are excited to see what she will do next!"