Foundation Managed Scholarships

The Foundation manages several scholarships for Leon High School.  The LHS Foundation/Tallahassee Community College Scholarship is the only scholarship funded by the Leon High School Foundation.

For information on all scholarships, contact Leon High School Guidance, Chandra Hayes,, 850-488-1971 by January/February of Graduation Year. 

Scholarships Awarded May 2015

Bernard Miller Football & Wrestling Scholarship Fund

Funded by the Miller family in honor of Bernard Miller, who was a football and wrestling coach at LHS, this scholarship is given to the team member who displays exemplary character both on and off the field in football and wrestling.  $1,000 each.

Football—Kory Baker
Wrestling—Dexter Melton,

Oksenberg Scholarship Fund

Michael Oksenberg was a leading China scholar and was involved with negotiations during the Carter administration that led to the normalization of U.S. relations with communist China. An alumni of LHS, Mr. Oksenburg attended Swarthmore College and earned a Ph.D from Columbia University. The Oksenburg Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a child of a teacher or staff member of LHS and is funded by a donation from the Oksenberg family. $500 each

Sidney Cokely, Kylia Green, Ti’Shawne Hedrington, Chloe Nelson, Jacob Nelson, Arthur Skelly III

Tallahassee Surgical Associates Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Tallahassee Surgical Associates and is given to the student who has excelled in the sciences and intends to pursue a career in the medical field.  Dr. Jeffrey Crooms, a Leon High School Alumnus, spearheads this scholarship for aspiring students in Medicine.

Kayanna Jacobs

Leon High School Foundation/Tallahassee Community College Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Leon High School Foundation and Tallahassee Community College, for a maximum of two years for two Leon High School graduating seniors.  The award is a $2,000/year award (equally funded by LHSF/TCC) know the student will need another $1,000/year of funding from parents, work or other sources of income.  As long as the student maintains the required GPA, the award is granted each semester of attendance at TCC, with a maximum of 4 semesters or two years of school.  The award winners typically do not qualify for Bright Futures.

Noor Haifa, Ben Reems

Hanna-Abstein Scholarship

The Hanna-Abstein Scholarship is a four-year scholarship funded by the Hanna family and awarded by alumni Ty Hanna and Stephanie Abstein, who both met and both graduated from Leon High School.  Because of their love for their alma mater, Leon High Schoo, the Hanna-Abstein scholarship has been awarded every year since 2010. The award is given to someone who has displayed exemplary character over their four-year career at Leon High School and is a need-based award for a student who did not qualify for a Bright Futures Scholarship.  4 year scholarship for $3,000/year.

Karis De Gannes

Jim Nettles Student Government Scholarship

Mr. Jim Nettles, former Leon High School principal who passed away in 2013, this  scholarship for a rising junior or senior who is interested in attending leadership training/conference.  It is primarily given to someone who is chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference in North Florida.

Josh Stewart:

Morgan Guse

Todd C. Smith Journalism Scholarship

Funded by the Smith Family, this scholarship is for a rising junior or senior who is a student of the Leon High School Journalism Department and has a desire to attend the University of Florida’s Summer Journalism Institute in the summer before Junior or Senior year.  Mr. Todd Smith was editor of Leon High Life as a student of Leon High School,  before working for the Tampa Tribune as a professional write.  Todd was tragically killed while reporting a story on Peru’s cocaine producing Huallaga Valley. This scholarship memorializes a life well served by a Leon High School student and keeps his memory alive by encouraging other Leon High School students to pursue ambitions in journalism.

Coach Kevin Record:


Samuel “Brooks” Rogers Swimming Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Brooks Rogers, a former LHS graduate and member of the Leon High School Swim Team. Funded by donations given in memory of Brooks Rogers, the scholarship is awarded to a student who, as a member of the Leon High School Swim Team, embodies the principles of spirit, leadership, integrity, sportsmanship and above all camaraderie—all ideals that strongly characterize the life and legacy of Brooks Rogers.

Laura and Sam Rogers:

Paola Rodriguez