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
Melanie White Featured Scholar
When she received a Posse Scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, Melanie White—born and raised in Miami, Florida—had rarely traveled far from home. Since arriving at Penn two years ago, however, she has journeyed to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with South Africa and England soon to follow. Read Melanie’s Story.
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Latest NewsFall 2013
The Posse Foundation is proud to add the University of Virginia (U.Va.) to its roster of top-tier college and university partners. U.Va. will select its first Posse of 10 Scholars from Houston this December.Fall 2013
This September, Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial was awarded the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for her work with The Posse Foundation.Fall 2013
Denison University Associate Provost Dr. Toni C. King is dedicated to supporting diverse leadership in the student body and faculty. With a career that includes teaching at a historically black college, an all-women’s college, two state universities, and, for the past 15 years, a liberal arts college, Toni believes that higher education should offer a transformative experience.Fall 2013
Bryn Mawr College junior Esteniolla Maitre began crusading for education reform as a high school student from Mattapan, Massachusetts. Now, with the support of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, she is preparing to be an influential leader in the education field.