Senior Awarded Prestigious Taussig Scholarship
Waynesburg University recently announced Andrew Gordon, son of Neil and Elvira Gordon, as the 2018 recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship. The Strongsville, Ohio, native will enroll as a biology (pre-dental/medical/veterinary) major at Waynesburg in the fall.
The Ohio Honors Scholarship is presented to one Ohio high school student interested in a career in mathematics or one of the sciences. In addition to majoring in mathematics or science, eligible students must display extraordinary academic, service and leadership skills.
The scholarship pays the complete tuition, room and board for the student’s four years at Waynesburg University. Over the course of a student’s four years at the University, more than $120,000 is awarded to each recipient.
“I cannot express the overwhelming gratitude I have for the Taussig family, as well as Waynesburg, for fully supporting my undergraduate education,” he said. “I can feel assured that this scholarship provides me with the means by which I can give back to the Waynesburg University community, as well as serve the people of all walks of life as a physician in the future.”
Gordon will graduate June 1 from the Buckeye Online School for Success. During his high school tenure, he was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the National Fine Arts Festival of the Assemblies of God, once winning first place for a classical piano solo.
He is very involved with his church as a worship leader and as a member of the missions board. Additionally, he participates in a multicultural ministry called Pinagpala (Blessed) Fellowship, a Filipino outreach and home group program, and serves in the Greater Cleveland Brown Bag Ministry.
Gordon’s career goal is to become a primary care physician.
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.