2015 ONESHOT Scholarship Winners

     My name is Brittney Lybarger. I am a resident of Pennsylvania and a senior at Richland High School. I am currently deciding between the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University for my bachelor’s degree in marketing.

When I heard that I had been awarded the ONESHOT Scholarship, I couldn’t be happier. All of the hours I had spent working towards my grades and building my resume had finally paid off. If I go to an in-state, public school for my undergraduate degree and an ivy league school for my graduate, it’s estimated that my college expenses will be over a quarter million by the time I turn twenty-four. To me, this number is hard to fathom. I am incredibly grateful to have the ONESHOT Scholarship and its sponsors who are so generously helping me pursue my educational goals.

     My name is Rayne Heath. I go to Kelso High School, which is in southern Washington. Through my school I have had the privilege of taking a number of different college level classes, which has really pushed me and has been great in preparing me for this new transition into a university. I plan to attend Seattle Pacific University, which is a private christian school located in the outskirts of Seattle. I love this school because of it's authentic personality and the passion that the staff and students share. I will be graduating from high school and also with my associate's degree in June, which I have earned through the Running Start program. I plan to get my bachelor's in English at Seattle Pacific and then continue on to get my Master's in Teaching. I want to use my degrees and certifications to educate underprivileged children, whether that is here or abroad. I have a huge heart for missions and want to utilize this in my career. The OneShot scholarship is helping to make my educational goals a reality, by not only supporting me financially but also by believing in my passions. I am thankful for this opportunity and appreciative that OneShot is willing to assist in helping put my plans into action!

     My name is Colleen Bryon. I graduated from Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio in May 2015. I absolutely loved attending a small school- there was such a wonderful sense of community. Everyone was like a giant family, and you could always get the support that you needed.  Stewart was a very small, quiet town surrounded by the best that nature has to offer. However, as much as I enjoyed living in beautiful Southeastern Ohio, I knew it was time for a change.

       I am currently a freshman at the University of Kentucky, and I can honestly say that coming here was the best decision that I have ever made. The community is fantastic and I have had so many wonderful opportunities. Since being on campus I have had the privilege of joining the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, where I am surrounded by 200+ women who share the same values that I do. Through Alpha Chi Omega I have helped raise over $1,000,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, volunteered countless hours at women’s shelters, and helped raise awareness on campus about the realities about domestic violence, and am currently helping plan a laugh-a-thon to raise money for suicide prevention

       I don’t think that I would be where I am today if I hadn’t found my passion through the ONESHOT scholarship. Without ONESHOT, I would not have realized that my true calling lies in helping others and trying to make the world a slightly better place. After thinking long and hard about how I can best serve others, I have decided to major in healthcare communications. I hope to one day work in a pediatric hospital as a child life specialist, helping children keep their spirits high even through tough times and helping families get the support they need. 

My name is Brittany Durst. I am from Meigs High School, in Pomeroy Ohio. I plan to get my Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Rio Grande, then continue on for a Masters degree. My goal is to get a Social Work degree and aid children and families in need. The ONESHOT Scholarship has given me the opportunity to continue my education to get me closer to my goal. This May, I am getting my Social Services Associates degree then applying for the Social Work program at Rio Grande. This is my second time being awarded the ONESHOT Scholarship.