Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship
The Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship is a full tuition, room and board scholarship for four years at Waynesburg University and is worth more than $120,000. To be eligible for the award you must meet these requirements:
- Cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0
- Ohio resident
- Considerable co-curricular activities
- Major in one of the following areas at Waynesburg University: Biochemistry, Biology, Biology Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Science, Engineering (3/2): Chemistry or Math, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Math Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary
How to Apply
Qualified scholarship candidates need to apply for admission to Waynesburg University prior to Nov. 1 of their senior year. Eligible candidates will be able to apply at scholarships.waynesburg.edu after they are admitted. The Merit Scholarship Application is due by Jan. 9, 2015. Those whom the Admissions Committee has identified as potential scholars will be invited to interview for the scholarship in February 2015. Final Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship candidates are notified of the committee’s decision by mid-February.
Research & Hands-On Experience
All science majors are required to complete research projects and presentations which simulate graduate level work. Many students are able to present this research at national conferences. Some research topics that have been covered in the past year include:
- Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance Between Pathogenic MRSA and Non-Pathogenic Microbes- Jeff Johns, Senior Pre-Medical Biology Major
- The Effect of Lactobacillus Acidophilus on the Health of Human Skin- Kelsey Geehring, Senior Biology Major
- Glomerular Volume, Glomerular Density, and Tubular Density- Morphological Findings of early Kidney Disease- Corey Rearick, Senior Biology Major
Paul R. Stewart Science Hall Renovation
Waynesburg University’s Math and Science Departments are housed within the Paul R. Stewart Science Hall, which is currently undergoing a major renovation to improve the overall quality of the facilities. Through this renovation Math and Science majors will have outstanding resources, equipment and building fixtures that allow them to succeed within their major and career.
Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Recipient Highlight
When he respectfully declined a full ride to a large Ohio state school, many of Isaiah Cochran's high school friends thought he was crazy. But the aspiring neurosurgeon knew that God had something better in store for him – a life-changing experience at Waynesburg University.
After hearing of his acceptance into Waynesburg, a school he admired for rigorous academics and faithful service, and after receiving the financial security offered by the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship, Cochran couldn't decline the opportunity.
"The scholarship has allowed me to do things that most college students could only dream of; it has brought me one step closer to achieving my ultimate dream of making a difference in this world," Cochran said. "God has blessed me in ways that I cannot comprehend."
Cochran's list of achievements has continued to grow since enrolling at Waynesburg. This year he was selected for a summer fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Last summer, he participated in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Yale University's Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute.
Cochran also served as president of Waynesburg's chapter of American Medical Student Association (AMSA), which he founded as a freshman. As a sophomore he was elected one of five national pre-medical region directors for AMSA. Most recently, he was elected the pre-medical region director for the national 2014-2015 AMSA Board of Trustees.