Foundation Managed Scholarships

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

Scholarships awarded May 2013

Bernard Miller Football & Wrestling Scholarship Fund

Funded by the Miller family in honor of Bernard Miller, who was a Football & Wresting Coach at LHS.  This scholarship is given to the team member who displays exemplary character both on and off the field in Football & Wrestling.

Coaches Ragans and Ringel:,

Football – Doug Waddel, Wingate University, $1000.00

Wrestling – Aaron Thomas, Marion Junior College, $1000.00


Oksenburg Scholarship Fund

Michael Oksenburg 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 Leon High School, 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 memeber of Leon High School and is funded by a donation from by Oksenburg family.

Paige Twyman:

Eric Epting, Methodist University, $500

Mary Phillips Smith, Georgia Southern University, $500

Jordan Seckel, Shenandoah University, $500

Tanner Chancy, Webber International University, $500

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.

Coach Allan Rice:

Gabriella Balicas, Rice,  $1000.00


Leon Foundation/Tallahassee Community College Scholarship

Ths scholarship is funded by the Leon High School Foundation and given to two students who have not qualified for Bright Futures and want to attend Tallahassee Community College.  Two scholarships are awarded each year

Kathy Heinz:

Dakota Geradine, $3000.00

Laurel Mathis, $3000.00


Hanna Abstein Scholarship

The Hanna Scholarship is a four-year scholarship funded by the Hanna family.  The award is given to someone who has displayed exemplary character over their four year career at Leon High School.    It is a need-based award for a student who did not qualify for Bright Futures.

Rocky Hanna:

Jonnekia Thomas, Stetson University  $3000.00/year for 4 years  =$3000.00 X 4 = $12,0000.00


Ann Grosmaire Theater & Dramatic Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Grosmaire Family and given to a student who has displayed success in the theatrical and dramatic arts.

The award is given in memory of Ann Grosmaire who was a previous student at Leon High School.

Rodney Durham

Jordan Seckel, Shenandoah University, $750.00


Jim Nettles Student Government Scholarship

Mr. Jim Nettles, former Leon High School Principal,  funds this scholarship for a rising Junior or Senior who is interested in attending Leadership training, conferences or conventions.

Josh Stewart:

Kami Young, $400.00


Todd C. Smith Journalism Scholarship

Funded by the Smith Family, this scholarship is for a rising Junior or Senior who is in the Leon High School Journalism department and has a desire to attend the University of Florida’s Summer Journalism Institute.  Mr. Todd Smith was head of Leon High Life before working for the Tampa Tribune.  He was tragically killed while reporting a story on Peru’s cocaine producing Huallaga Valley.

Coach Kevin Record:

Sarah Schrader-Nahoom, UF Journalism Summer Institute Tuition, $500.00


Brooks Rogers Swimming Scholarship

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

Laura and Sam Rogers:

Sarah Taff, Florida State University, $500.00