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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 $135,000. 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, Environmental Science, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Science, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Math Education, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary

Ohio Honors Scholarship Application

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 grew and grew during his time at Waynesburg. Ahead of his senior year, he was selected for a summer fellowship at Harvard Medical School. The summer prior, he participated in a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Yale University's Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute. Now an alumnus, Cochran attends Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine

While at Waynesburg, 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. More recently, he was elected the pre-medical region director for the national 2014-2015 AMSA Board of Trustees.