Spring 2017| Posse Los Angeles Quarterly


Posse Los Angeles Welcomes 90 New Scholars

Special guest Deborah Bial, Posse President and Founder, congratulates Posse Los Angeles’ newest Scholars.

Paulina Eguino and Karolyn C. Hylton (University of Wisconsin-Madison Posse).

In January, Posse Los Angeles welcomed 90 new Scholars from the Greater Los Angeles area for the 2017 Awards Ceremony. Held at L.A. LIVE’s Regal Stadium downtown, the event recognized the achievements of the Scholars, who were awarded over $17 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities.

Shawmut Design and Construction sponsored this year’s Awards Ceremony, which included over 500 attendees. Special guest speaker Deborah Bial, Posse’s president and founder, reinforced the organization’s mission and reflected on the program’s goal to ensure student success.

“Shawmut is a great partner and supporter,” Deborah said. “Their commitment to young people and education is sincere, and we are thrilled to have them in the Posse family.”

In addition to commending the students’ hard work that resulted in being selected as Posse Scholars, the Awards Ceremony also paid tribute to the families, friends, and nominators who stood by Scholars through the selection process, encouraging their academic and extracurricular excellence.

“The 2017 Scholars are an amazing group of individuals,” says Tamara Craver, the director of Posse Los Angeles. “We are so grateful to the families, school administrators and community leaders for supporting these Scholars over the past several years to ultimately bring them to this remarkable achievement.”

After completing Posse’s eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training program, the new Scholars will matriculate at Posse Los Angeles partner institutions: Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo College, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Pepperdine University, Tulane University, University of California Berkeley, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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