Posse cannot exist without key partnerships with its most important constituents. Whether you are a college, a corporation or a community-based organization, you can become a Posse partner in the following ways:

Become a Nominator

If you are a high school or community-based organization located in any of Posse’s nine cities, you are eligible to nominate a limited number of students for the Posse Scholarship. Read More

Become a University Partner

In addition to being among the most selective institutions of higher education in the country, Posse partner colleges and universities are committed to fostering diversity on campus. Read More

Become a Career Partner

Each year, new companies and organizations join the Posse community, providing Scholars with increased opportunities and the workforce with a greater diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and talent. Read More

Video Testimonials

Our partner college and university VIPs discuss frequently asked questions about the partnership and program impact.

Latest News

​Academic Immersion Helps Prepare Scholars to Succeed

Fall 2016

Part of Posse’s eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training program, Academic Immersion Day offers Scholars a preview of college academic life and helps them feel more prepared for the transition from high school.

​Puget Sound Scholar Researches at California Academy of Sciences

Fall 2016

Mauricio Mendez partnered with a senior microbiologist to study infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

Illinois Wes. Signs On, BU Doubles Partnership

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.

​10 College Scholarships Awarded at Bay Area Ceremony

Spring 2016

Ten incredible high school seniors—the first Posse Scholars selected from the Bay Area—received four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Puget Sound Scholar Sings at San Francisco Showcase

Spring 2016

​New Scholar Simone Moore, a senior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, performed at a showcase for classically trained vocalists at St. Aidan’s Church in February.

10th Posse Chapter Opens in San Francisco Bay Area

Summer 2015

​In April, Posse commemorated the launch of its 10th chapter, Posse Bay Area, with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben.

Vanderbilt Alum, Army Veteran Leads Posse Bay Area

Summer 2015

With a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, a master’s from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, many years as a Posse staff member, and three years as a U.S. Army officer, Posse alumnus Leroy Foster is uniquely positioned to lead Posse’s 10th chapter in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Universities of Michigan & Puget Sound Join Posse

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.

President Obama Donates Portion of Nobel Peace Prize Money to Posse

Spring 2010

On March 11, 2010, The Posse Foundation became one of only 10 organizations selected by President Barack Obama to receive a portion of the president's $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize award money, which he elected to donate to charitable causes. The news that Posse will receive a generous gift of $125,000 came via a White House announcement.