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

Browse photos of Posses by number or university

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

Scholar Contributes to Cancer Research

Summer 2014

​Keven Stonewall, a sophomore biology major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, already has a major scientific discovery under his belt.

More than 400 Scholars Graduate from Top Schools

Summer 2014

​This spring, more than 400 Posse Scholars earned their diplomas from Posse partner colleges and universities nationwide.

International Flavors & Fragrances General Counsel Champions Diversity

Summer 2014

As general counsel for International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, Anne Chwat credits much of her success to the strong, diverse teams she has built throughout a career that has spanned many industries

Miami U. Prof., Posse Alum Studies Success of Latino Students

Summer 2014

​Vanderbilt University Posse alumnus Dr. David Pérez II is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.