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
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.
Download Scholars + Alumni letter excerpts thanking President Obama for his remarkable gift and recognition of Posse.
Latest NewsSummer 2014
Rana Abdelhamid, a rising senior at Middlebury College majoring in international politics and economics, was awarded a scholarship from the renowned Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.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.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.Summer 2014
Tulane University Scholar Melissa Huynh, a pre-med junior majoring in public health, is personally invested in supporting children with autism.