Best & Brightest

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 civic duty. Seven 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.

Welcome back, students! We’re looking forward to the 15th year of the Best & Brightest Awards!

2020 Important Dates

2020 Best & Brightest Interview Tips

Best & Brightest 8th Grade Essay Information
8th Grade Essay Rubric
Best & Brightest 8th Grade Essay Application

CONGRATULATIONS to 2019 Best & Brightest Winners!

2019 Best & Brightest Finalists
2019 8th Grade Essay Finalists