Posse Scholars are catalysts for change on campus.

Impact on Campus

The concept of a Posse works for both students and college campuses, and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. Identified for their leadership ability and overall motivation to succeed, Posse Scholars head campus organizations, encourage dialogue and programs that foster an inclusive campus environment and achieve academic success. Read More About Scholars’ Campus Impact

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Becoming a Scholar

Each fall, students are nominated by high schools and community-based organizations for their leadership and academic potential. Posse partner colleges and universities award merit-based leadership scholarships to multicultural teams of 10 students each. These teams (Posses) attend college together. Learn About the Nomination Process

Opeyemi Awe Featured Scholar

Opeyemi “Ope” Awe knew she wanted to attend a college where she could become a leader. Now a senior at Grinnell College, she was elected president of the Student Government Association. Read Ope’s Story.

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Latest News

Vanderbilt Alum Wins Ainslie Achievement Award

Fall 2015

Posse alumna Mia Howard, the founder and executive director of Intrepid College Prep Charter School in Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2015 winner of Posse’s Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of her commitment to providing deserving young people with access to top educational opportunities.

Alumni Explore Elements of Leadership at Annual Conference

Fall 2015

​The seventh annual National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference in New York City welcomed close to 200 alumni representing seven Posse chapters.

Veterans Posse Scholar Takes On Liberal Arts at Wesleyan

Fall 2015

​Brian Barkman Jr. is exploring the possibilities of a liberal arts education at Wesleyan University as a member of the school’s second Veterans Posse.

Middlebury SVP Establishes Tri-City Home for Scholars

Fall 2015

​Michael Schoenfeld, the senior vice president and chief philanthropic advisor at Middlebury College, helped establish a partnership that now includes 17 Posses from New York, four from Chicago, and the first STEM Posse from Los Angeles.

MGM President Champions Diverse Storytelling

Fall 2015

​Jonathan Glickman, the president of the Motion Picture Group for MGM Studios and a member of Posse’s national board, has built his more than 20-year career guided by a passion for storytelling and creative collaboration.

Sting, Debbie Harry, Chris Botti Perform at Annual Gala

Summer 2015

​The Posse Foundation’s annual gala held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, was a star-studded affair featuring performances by world-renowned artists Sting, Debbie Harry and Chris Botti. The event raised $2.1 million to support Posse’s programs and Scholars and honored four Posse Stars.

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.

Bucknell Scholar Contributes to National Cancer Institute Research

Summer 2015

Bucknell University Scholar Ahmed Elnaiem, a rising senior majoring in cell biology and biochemistry, is putting his skills to work as a research assistant with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Ropes & Gray Partner Champions Power of Opportunity

Summer 2015

​Opportunity is at the crux of Posse national board member Diane Patrick’s career trajectory, and it’s what drew her to The Posse Foundation.