Waynesburg University has chosen Taylor Garrett of Reminderville, Ohio, as the recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship. The prestigious award is given to one Ohio high school student interested in a career in mathematics or the sciences. The scholarship pays the complete tuition, room and board for the student’s four years at Waynesburg University. The scholarship awards more than $120,000 to each recipient over the course of his or her four years at Waynesburg University.
In addition to being an Ohio resident, recipients must display extraordinary academic, service and leadership skills. The recipient must also major in the areas of math or the sciences.
Garrett is a senior at Twinsburg High School in Twinsburg, Ohio, and maintains a high-ranking position in her graduating class. She is a member of the National Honors Society and participates in her school’s foreign language activities, tutoring programs and cross country team.
“Receiving this scholarship is an incredible honor and blessing,” Garrett said. “I am provided with financial and education securities to begin a career that will allow me to, above all, help other people. This scholarship opens up opportunities for me to continue my love for mission through mission trips during my college years.”
Garrett is the daughter of Chris and Pamela Garrett. She plans to pursue a degree in mathematics education and a minor in Spanish. Though she loves mathematics and hopes to make a difference in the field, her servant heart leads her to pursue more philanthropic causes, as well.
“My dream occupation is to be a missionary,” Garrett said. “To be able to help communities around the world improve their condition of living, especially through the introduction of clean water, in my opinion, would be the most rewarding and fulfilling job.”
The senior, who is active in her church and community, looks forward to living out Waynesburg’s mission of faith, serving and learning.
“The education programs at Waynesburg are top-notch and will give me a lot of experience out in the local communities,” Garrett said. “Another quality that drew me to Waynesburg was the importance the university places on faith and mission. The opportunity to grow spiritually, as well as academically, is something I am really looking forward to.”
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