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

Esteniolla Maitre Featured Scholar

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. Read Esteniolla’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

100 Los Angeles Youth Receive College Scholarships at Awards Ceremony

Spring 2014

​On January 9, Posse Los Angeles held its 12th annual Awards Ceremony at the iconic Paramount Pictures Theatre. One hundred Scholars were formally inducted into the Posse family, including the first Pepperdine University Posse from Los Angeles.

UCLA Alumnus Lands Prestigious White House Internship

Spring 2014

Posse alumnus Erick Quintero’s initiative and determination have landed him in Washington, D.C. as a White House intern in the office of communication.

Kalamazoo Scholar Leads Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

Spring 2014

​As co-president of Enactus, a campus group that promotes social entrepreneurship, Kalamazoo College Scholar Edwin Salvatierra is working to make a lasting impact in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, community.

City of Los Angeles’ Revenue Manager Advocates for Posse

Spring 2014

​As revenue manager for the City of Los Angeles, Monique Earl understands the economic impact of education. She is a strong advocate for Posse as a member of the Posse Los Angeles Leadership Council, a professional mentor for Scholars, and she was instrumental in the planning of Posse’s successful Casino Night fundraiser in 2013.