KEYS Committee Announces 2021-2022 Awards to Students with Disabilities

Scholarships provide postsecondary boost for 18 students in tri-county area

Students with wide-ranging disabilities from schools in Leon, Wakulla, and Jefferson counties will receive support for postsecondary education and training through the KEYS to Exceptional Youth Success (KEYS) Scholarship program.

The scholarships, totaling $26,100, will help ten students as they matriculate in institutions of higher learning including FSU, TCC, and Lively Technical College.

To qualify for a KEYS scholarship, students submit detailed applications, write personal essays, and answer questions about future educational goals and extracurricular activities. They support their applications with teacher and counselor recommendations, school transcripts, and Individual Education (IEP) or 504 plans.

The KEYS committee uses a competitive scoring process to determine scholarship awards.

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 KEYS Scholars!

  • Connor Ray Allen
  • Alexis Makayla Arnold
  • Clayton Joshua Clark
  • Thomas Bryant King
  • Alyssa Anne McKinnon
  • Jason Sentelle Means
  • Brett Steve Portero
  • Steven Carlos Sampson
  • Jackson Carter Strauss
  • Levi Brantley Vickers

KEYS strives to break down barriers to learning opportunities and provide students with disabilities the chance to pursue their dreams. To donate or learn more about KEYS to Exceptional Youth Services, please visit

KEYS to Exceptional Youth Success is affiliated with the Foundation for Leon County Schools.

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