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 $125,000. 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

How to Apply

Qualified candidates interested in the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship should apply for admission to Waynesburg University by Nov. 1. Interested students who are accepted to the University will be asked to complete an additional online application, and those whom the committee has identified as potential candidates will be invited to interview for the scholarship. For more information on this process, please contact the Office of Admissions at or 1-800-225-7393.

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 recent years 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 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.