The 2014 school-based winners have been announced! 


The Best and Brightest Awards have now awarded more than $350,000 to more than 1050 students.  Applications are available now for the 2014 Best and Brightest Awards.  High School Seniors should contact their guidance department for more information on the selection process.  Eighth Graders can contact their Language Arts teachers to learn more about the 2014 Essay Contest.  All Entry Information and Forms are available online.  

View our top 45 winners at the tab for 2013 Winners.

Founded in 2006, the Best and Brightest Awards is designed to recognize and honor Leon County’s excelling high school seniors. Unlike most scholarship programs, awards are not based solely on GPA. The varying categories of the Best and Brightest Awards allow students who excel in a particular field to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication. There is also emphasis on community service and civil duty. Two years ago, the Best and Brightest Awards added a new element, the Eighth Grade Essay Contest. This contest is integral in catching the attention of younger students in Leon County and instilling the importance of community service before they begin their high school careers. The scholarship program is a partnership between local Leon County area public and private schools and World Class Schools of Leon County.

Celebrating nine years of recognizing outstanding student achievement and commitment to the community.


Contact Laura Rogers at 850-521-3113 or at lrogers@talchamber.com.