The prestigious award is given to one Ohio high school student interested in a career in mathematics or one of the sciences, and pays the complete tuition, room and board for the student’s four years at Waynesburg University. Through this scholarship, more than $120,000 is awarded to each recipient over the course of his or her four years at Waynesburg.
In addition to being an Ohio resident, recipients must display extraordinary academic, service and leadership skills. The recipient must also major in one of the areas of math or science.
“I would like to thank the Taussigs and the scholarship committee members for giving me this incredible opportunity,” said Appleby. “This will allow me to focus on my education without having to worry about financial obligations.”
In the past year, Appleby was diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
“The cost of that was financially overwhelming for my family, so this is a true blessing,” said Appleby. “I believe being awarded this scholarship and attending Waynesburg University will change my life for the better.”
Appleby is excited about the new community she will join when she becomes a Yellow Jacket in the fall. She said she experienced the warmth and kindness of Waynesburg when she visited campus, and she cannot wait for orientation day.
Appleby plans to major in biology and would like to pursue genetics counseling at a children’s hospital as a career.
As a high school senior at Woodridge High School, Appleby was involved in a number of activities including National Honor Society; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA); Drama Club; Helping Everyone Achieve Respect and Tolerance (HEART) Committee; Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); and the Interact Club.
Appleby is a student ambassador for the HEART Committee, which is the anti-bullying committee for Woodridge High School. She provides support for 9th grade students when they need help or guidance.
FCCLA and the Interact Club enabled her to be involved in the local community.
“We did a lot of volunteer work for events at the high school and helped with fundraisers for the school or outside organizations,” said Appleby about FCCLA.
Appleby is active within her church and is part of Teen Leadership, Royal Family Kids Camp and youth group activities. In her spare time, she enjoys creating art.
She is the daughter of John and Janet Appleby.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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