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

Scholars, Alumni Win 60 Major Fellowships

Fall 2016

This year, Posse Scholars and alumni won 60 competitive national and international fellowship awards.

​TAMU Scholar Wins Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Fall 2016

Niyonsaba Magnifique was awarded a scholarship from Texas A&M University’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship to help establish an educational nonprofit in Burundi and Rwanda.

​SIM-Houston Supports STEM Scholars

Fall 2016

The Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Management awarded Posse Houston a grant in support of Texas A&M University’s STEM Posses.

​Summer Programming Focuses on Career Preparation

Fall 2016

The Posse Career Program provides Scholars with access to the resources and opportunities that will prepare them to secure competitive and career-enhancing internships, fellowships and research opportunities.

​Scholars Compete at Annual Summer Olympics

Fall 2016

In June, weeks before the cauldron was lit in Rio, Posse Houston Scholars, their families, Posse staff and alumni participated in a day of friendly competition and team building.