The Scholar’s Key is a teen-to-teen advice book aimed at motivating students to apply for scholarships. It was written shortly after the height of Donovan’s senior year of high school when he received several award letters from national scholarships such as the Gates Millennium Scholarship and the Buick Achiever Scholarship. 

In this book, Donovan shares how molding your future begins with self-reflection, and motivates you to act on your goals. The Scholar’s Key isn’t just limited to scholarship tips. This book includes poetry, personal stories, college advice for first-year students, and several stories from other scholarship recipients from the class of 2011. 

On the road to achieving your dreams, The Scholar’s Key encourages you to be the first person to tell yourself to stand up to the challenge, focus on what you dream of doing, and have fun throughout your pursuit of happiness.