Attention Leon County High School Seniors! Are you the Best & Brightest at your school? Does your dedication to the community and your school make you stand out among your peers? Apply today! Our 15 scholarship categories include art, foreign language, public speaking and much more. For more information, please visit the 12 Grade Scholarship tab above!

 Click here to watch last year’s ceremony on YouTube!


Since 2006, The Best & Brightest Awards have awarded more than $500,000 to more than 1,497 students in Leon County. 

Founded in 2006, the Best & 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 & 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. Four years ago, the Best & Brightest Awards added a new element, the 8th 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 Student Service & Academic Excellence.


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