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

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

Babson Alumna Develops Organic Personal Care Line

Fall 2014

Renee Edwards graduated magna cum laude from Babson College with a degree in business management and a concentration in environmental sustainability, both of which she’s utilizing to develop Never Underestimate Simple, a line of non-toxic organic personal care products.

Fox Rothschild Attorney Joins New York Advisory Board

Fall 2014

​Fox Rothschild Associate James C. Clark, a DePauw University Posse alumnus, has a law degree from Georgetown University and 10 years of experience as a litigator.

Internship Celebration Honors Scholars, Career Program Partners

Fall 2014

Posse D.C. held its eighth annual Internship Celebration at The Pew Charitable Trusts in July. More than 80 guests attended to celebrate the professional accomplishments of Scholars and alumni.

Lafayette Alumna Becomes Assistant District Attorney

Fall 2014

As a first-generation college student, Posse alumna Laquan Lightfoot was determined to make the most of her higher education and serve her community.