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

Joshua Lewis Featured Scholar

Joshua Lewis, who will be a senior this fall at Texas A&M University, is a student senator, president of the Black Student Alliance Council, an ambassador for the Department of Multicultural Services, and marketing director for Aggies United. Read Joshua’s Story.

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Latest News

​Veterans Scholars Intern at Moody’s & Federal Reserve

Fall 2016

Veterans Program Scholars Patrick Hood and Brian Barkman Jr. were hired for prestigious summer internships in New York City at Moody’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, respectively.

​Vassar Scholar Awarded Business Venture Fellowship

Fall 2016

Eduardo De La Torre, a senior Veteran Posse Scholar, was awarded Vassar College’s Rudnick Fellowship, which provides financial support for Vassar College students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.

​Wesleyan Scholar Gives Back as Mentor, Peer Advisor

Fall 2016

Scholar Michael Smith, who served in the Army Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve, provides support to refugees, mentors at a local school, serves as a peer advisor, and was selected to serve on the Student Judicial Board.

​Five Vets Scholars Selected from Northern Virginia Community College

Fall 2016

This fall, five former students of Northern Virginia Community College will attend Dartmouth College, Vassar College and Wesleyan University with their Posses.

​Bucknell, Grinnell Alumni Win Fulbrights

Fall 2016

Two 2016 graduates, Manisha Chase and Jermaine Stewart-Webb, were awarded Fulbright Fellowships for graduate research and teaching, respectively.