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

The Posse Photo Viewer

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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

Troy Simon Featured Scholar

Troy received a phone call that most people only dream of. He was invited by the White House to introduce First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House summit and share with a national audience how he overcame illiteracy to receive a Posse Scholarship to attend Bard College. Read Troy’s Story.

Letter Excerpts from Scholars + Alumni

Download Scholars + Alumni letter excerpts thanking President Obama for his remarkable gift and recognition of Posse.

Latest News

Middlebury Scholar Wins Truman Scholarship

Summer 2014

Michael C. Fina Executive Supports Posse

Summer 2014

​Guy Wisinski, the director of business development for luxury jeweler Michael C. Fina, is a spirited champion of Posse’s mission to change the face of leadership in this country.

Showcase Event Celebrates New Orleans Scholars

Summer 2014

The Posse New Orleans 2014 Showcase event included a presentation about New Orleans’ education landscape, remarks from Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial and Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben, and a question and answer session with Posse Scholars.

Tulane Scholar Coordinates Program for Autistic Children

Summer 2014

​Tulane University Scholar Melissa Huynh, a pre-med junior majoring in public health, is personally invested in supporting children with autism.