College Access and Leadership Development
Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.
Download Posse’s 2014 Annual Report
A worthwhile investment
For 26 years, Posse partner colleges and universities have welcomed Posse Scholars onto their campuses. They have awarded an incredible $806 million in leadership scholarships to these young people and have seen their success not only as leaders on campus, but in these students’ 90 percent persistence and graduation rate. Posse’s partners are investing time, energy and resources in the promotion of equity in education and social justice. They believe in the intelligence, talent and dreams of young people who might not always show up on their radar screens, and are giving them a chance to excel.
Posse has chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C. Posse will open its 10th
chapter in the Bay Area in 2015.
Latest NewsSummer 2015
Three Scholars from this year’s graduating University of Pennsylvania Posse won prestigious post-graduation fellowships that will take them to India, Mexico and Kenya.Summer 2015
Double majoring in environmental sciences and biology, Franklin & Marshall College STEM Posse Scholar Max Aleman brings his enthusiasm for scientific discovery to the lab this summer.Summer 2015
The Scholars of Atlanta’s first Brandeis Posse collectively worked to raise consciousness on campus regarding social issues, especially relating to the experiences of students of color.Summer 2015
This summer Posse Atlanta Scholars took their successes from the classroom to the workforce to engage in exciting internship opportunities.