2016 ONESHOT Scholarship Winners

     My name is Emilie Miller,I recently graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School in Strattanville Pennsylvania. Throughout my time in high school I tried to involve myself in everything that I could, I was president of yearbook and Future Teachers of America, in show choir and an anti-bullying club called S.T.A.N.D, stage managed three musicals, and played softball. When I found the ONESHOT scholarship and read the story and the goals of ONESHOT, I knew I had to apply.

     I will be attending Clarion University of Pennsylvania in the fall for communication with a concentration in public relations/ advertising/ and corporate communications. I am so thankful for the opportunity that ONESHOT has given me to pursue my dreams. 

    Again, I can not thank you enough for this opportunity, it is an honor to become part of the ONESHOT family.

     My name is Thor Burnside and I am from Talala, Oklahoma. I graduated from Oologah High School in Oologah, Oklahoma in May 2014.

     I am currently attending Fort Hayes State University in Hayes, Kansas. I am majoring in agriculture business as I have a passion for agriculture since I was very young. I dream of having my own ranching operation in addition to my career in the agriculture field.

     I am planning to attain my bachelor’s degree in agriculture business and enter Fort Hays State University graduate school to earn my Masters in Business Administration.

    The ONESHOT Scholarship has made it possible for me to continue my education and pursue my dreams. I am very thankful for the opportunity to apply and receive the scholarship; it has made it possible to concentrate on my education more and my funding less.


Thank you Gary Stanley and the ONESHOT scholarship!

     My name is Zak Konway. I am a 2016 ONESHOT Scholarship winner currently enrolled in a Computer Information Technology degree program and am pursuing a bachelors degree to further my career in IT.

     I have become quite the nerd but still an outdoorsman at heart. The ONESHOT Scholarship is great because it recognizes that every student is different in how they pursue their education. Since high school, I have worked full-time and have gone to school part-time. It can be exhausting trying to balance both on top of figuring out ways to pay for school, and ONESHOT understands the strains of bettering yourself and does not penalize you for doing school the way that best fits you.

     Thank you for the opportunity to continue my education and for removing some of the weight that all students bear.

     Hello! My name is Bethanie Hudson. I am from Globe, Arizona and will graduate this May from Globe High School. I am looking forward for my opportunity to play college softball at Mesa Community College.

    This is my ONESHOT to do what I love while working towards my future. I plan to complete my general studies at Mesa Community College and then later transfer to BYU to major in Wildlands' conservation.

    I greatly appreciate everything that Gary Stanley and ONESHOT scholarship has done to help me in reaching my goals. 

     My name is Matthew Kadus and I am pleased to be a recipient of the ONESHOT Scholarship. As a high school senior, my time has mostly revolved around keeping up with AP classes, completing college applications, and applying for scholarships. I was thrilled and very grateful to receive notification that I won The ONESHOT Scholarship. It was at this moment that I truly realized all the effort I have put into achieving my dream will one day pay off. Realizing that someone else believed in me and my ability to accomplish my goals made me even more excited to start college. Receiving the ONESHOT Scholarship is important to me because it will lighten the financial burden which accompanies an out of state college education.

     During the 2017-2018 school year, I will begin my journey towards earning a Biosystems Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington. I also plan to graduate with an MBA from their dual engineering/business administration program. I will learn about what it takes to design and build sustainable agriculture systems. These skills will prepare me to accomplish my goal of building an indoor hydroponic farm in China where traditional farming is unfeasible. It will provide the knowledge and experiences necessary for addressing current and future agricultural challenges worldwide.

   I am so thankful to ONESHOT for supporting me. You can be sure I will keep my eye on the target and not waste my ONESHOT.