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.
Download Scholars + Alumni letter excerpts thanking President Obama for his remarkable gift and recognition of Posse.
Latest NewsFall 2014
The Posse Foundation will expand its Veterans Program to include a total of 12 top colleges and universities as partners over the next five years. As part of this expansion commitment, The Posse Foundation has partnered with Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.Fall 2014
In October, General Colin L. Powell, the former United States secretary of state and a dedicated advocate for American youth, offered remarks in honor of The Posse Foundation’s 25th anniversary.Fall 2014
Ryan Letada, an alumnus of Wheaton College, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Ainslie Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the global community through social innovation.Fall 2014
As a high school student, Posse Scholar Opeyemi “Ope” Awe knew she wanted to attend a college where she could become a leader. Now a senior at Grinnell College, Ope is leading the campus as Student Government Association president.