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

Illinois Wes. Signs On, BU Doubles Partnership

Spring 2016

​Illinois Wesleyan University will recruit its first Posse from New Orleans this fall, and Boston University, already recruiting from Atlanta, will select its first Posse from the Bay Area.

Ubben Ends Successful Tenure as Board Chair

Spring 2016

Under Jeff Ubben's leadership, Posse opened four new chapters, added 47 college and university partnerships, and launched specialized initiatives to serve U.S. veterans and students majoring in STEM fields.

Colleges Award $126 Million to Class of 2020

Spring 2016

​Posse’s partner colleges and universities selected 718 Scholars for the Class of 2020, awarding them $126 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

Entrepreneur Brings ‘Her Agenda’ to White House

Spring 2016

Posse alumna Rhonesha Byng, founder of successful digital media platform HerAgenda.com, represented millennial women at a summit hosted by The White House.

Brandeis Prof., Administrator Champions STEM Program

Spring 2016

Dr. Irv Epstein helped pilot the Posse STEM Program that supports Scholars majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. The program recruits 100 Scholars from five cities per year for 10 colleges and universities.