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

Opeyemi Awe Featured Scholar

Opeyemi “Ope” Awe knew she wanted to attend a college where she could become a leader. Now a senior at Grinnell College, she was elected president of the Student Government Association. Read Ope’s Story.

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Latest News

Penn Graduates Win Prestigious Fellowships

Summer 2015

​Three Scholars from this year’s graduating University of Pennsylvania Posse won prestigious post-graduation fellowships that will take them to India, Mexico and Kenya.

F&M STEM Scholar Committed to Scientific Discovery

Summer 2015

Double majoring in environmental sciences and biology, Franklin & Marshall College STEM Posse Scholar Max Aleman brings his enthusiasm for scientific discovery to the lab this summer.

Brandeis Graduates First Posse from Atlanta

Summer 2015

The Scholars of Atlanta’s first Brandeis Posse collectively worked to raise consciousness on campus regarding social issues, especially relating to the experiences of students of color.

Atlanta Scholars Participate in Summer Internships

Summer 2015

​This summer Posse Atlanta Scholars took their successes from the classroom to the workforce to engage in exciting internship opportunities.