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

61 Young Leaders from Houston Win Full-Tuition Scholarships

Spring 2015

Sixty-one new Scholars won nearly $8 million in four-year, full-tuition scholarships from Posse Houston's six partner colleges and universities.

Bryn Mawr Scholars Win Mellon Mays Fellowships

Spring 2015

​Bryn Mawr College Scholars Gissell Montoya and Jessica Bernal, both sophomores, were awarded competitive research fellowships for Ph.D.-track students to prepare them for professorial careers and to increase faculty diversity in higher education.

Posse New York Welcomes 133 Extraordinary New Scholars

Spring 2015

​Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater in New York City lent its famous stage for the 2015 Posse New York Awards Ceremony where more than 130 new Scholars celebrated winning Posse Scholarships worth $244 million.

Brandeis STEM Scholar Studies Medicine in Denmark

Spring 2015

​Rabab Ayoub, an adventurous third-year Brandeis University STEM Posse Scholar majoring in biology, is studying abroad at the Danish Institute of Study Abroad Medical Practice and Policy Program in Copenhagen, Denmark