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 2015 Annual Report
A worthwhile investment
For 27 years, Posse partner colleges and universities have welcomed Posse Scholars onto their campuses. They have awarded an incredible $931 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 opened its 10th
chapter in the Bay Area in 2015.
Latest NewsSummer 2016
Alumni reconnected to the growing Posse network, engaged in professional development workshops, and shared ideas for how they can continue to advance Posse’s goal to change the face and quality of leadership in the United States.Summer 2016
Posse has affiliations with a dozen graduate programs around the country that offer a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to Posse alumni each year.Summer 2016
Alumni representing all 10 Posse cities gathered in Miami for the annual Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) session and national board meeting to kick off their 2016-17 governing year.Summer 2016
Kenneth Perry Jr. may have graduated from The College of Wooster in 2013, but this alumnus has remained engaged with Posse Atlanta.Spring 2016
Illinois Wesleyan University will recruit its first Posse from New Orleans this fall, and Boston University, already recruiting from Atlanta, will select its first Posse from the Bay Area.