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
This year, 53 Posse Scholars and alumni won major national and international fellowship awards.Spring 2015
The University of Michigan and the University of Puget Sound are the latest top institutions to partner with The Posse Foundation thanks to the leadership of their respective presidents, Mark S. Schlissel and Ronald R. Thomas.Spring 2015
At the annual Posse Miami Awards Ceremony in January, 61 young leaders from the Miami-Dade Public School and Broward County Public School systems accepted Posse Scholarships worth nearly $11 million.Spring 2015
Franklin & Marshall College STEM Scholar Tomilya Simmons, a junior studying biochemistry and molecular biology, is actively immersed in the campus science community.