Two local students selected for Jefferson Scholarships to go to UVA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students from Charlottesville and Albemarle high schools have been selected for highly-competitive scholarships to attend the University of Virginia.

CHS's Dani Szabo and AHS's Cutter Huston are among just 38 students picked for Jefferson Scholarships from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

More than 2,000 students were nominated for this scholarship and 118 finalists were invited to participate in a four-day competition at UVA.

The competition included seminar discussions, essay and mathematics tests, and interview conducted by UVA alumni and faculty.

Both students will begin their undergraduate studies in the fall.

Other people selected for this scholarship include students from Manassas, Tampa, Nashville, Seattle, Palo Alto, New Orleans, Atlanta, and even two international students from Rajasthan, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Recipients get the full cost of attending UVA covered for four years and also participate in various programs that include travel abroad, career networking and a leadership speaker series.

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