Scholarship Eligibility

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: Biology, Engineering (3/2), Chemistry, Forensic Science, Forensic Chemistry, Mathematics, Math Education, Chemistry
  • Education, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary

How to Apply

Qualified scholarship candidates need to apply for admission to Waynesburg University prior to Dec. 1 of their senior year. Eligible candidates will also be sent a Merit Scholarship Application to apply for the Jeffrey and Regina Tausig Ohio Honors Scholarship after they are admitted. The Merit Scholarship Application is due by Jan. 3, 2014. Those whom the Admissions Committee has identified as potential scholars will be invited to interview for the scholarship in February 2014. Final Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship candidates are notified of the committee’s decision by mid-February.

Research & Hands-On Experience

All senior pre-professional biology and chemistry 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

The thought of getting lost in the shuffle at a large, public university landed Isaiah Cochran on the campus of Waynesburg University in the fall of 2011. For Isaiah, the choice was easy even with an offered full ride to a respected state university. Fortunately Waynesburg University’s Ohio Honors Scholarship was able to offer him the same award.

“I was stunned when I learned that I was chosen for the scholarship, and I immediately thought about what that meant for my future,” he said. “Because I want to go to medical school after my undergraduate studies, not having to worry about my undergraduate education is such a relief.”

So far at Waynesburg University, Isaiah, in collaboration with his peers, helped to form Waynesburg University’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), a student-governed, national organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. Cochran was recently elected as a regional director for the organization. He is now one of only five students in the country with this honor.

In addition to this prestigious leadership position, Cochran was selected as one of eight students to participate in the Sackler/ NSF REU: Integrated Research at the Frontiers of the Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at Yale University’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for the summer of 2013. This program provides these select students the opportunity to train under the mentorship of faculty members through research. “Waynesburg has given me the belief that anything is open to me, and if I work hard, it will fall into place,” he said.