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

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Ahmed Elnaiem Featured Scholar

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. Read Ahmed’s Story.

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Latest News

GW & Notre Dame Partner with Posse

Fall 2015

This fall, The George Washington University is recruiting its first Posse from Atlanta, and the University of Notre Dame is selecting its first Posse from New Orleans.

Presidents Conference Examines Merit in Higher Ed

Fall 2015

The Posse Foundation’s biennial Presidents Conference on Higher Education assembled an audience of presidents and chancellors from some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to explore conceptions of merit and their impact on diversity, inclusion and equity at the most selective institutes of higher education.

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.

Wesleyan Veteran Scholar Embraces Liberal Arts

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.