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

The Posse Photo Viewer

Browse photos of Posses by number or university

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.

PossePlus Retreat Report

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Latest News

Member of First Posse Becomes President of Ithaca College

Winter 2017

​Dr. Shirley Collado has been named the next president of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. A member of the inaugural Posse that matriculated at Vanderbilt University in 1989, Shirley is the first Posse alumna to become president of an institution of higher education.

New Directory Helps Posse Alums #BuildTheNetwork

Winter 2016

Alumni can use the directory to reach out to their network for support with post-graduate prospects, professional development opportunities, and guidance when relocating.

Posse Women Lead in STEM

Winter 2016

Three Posse alumnae are clearing hurdles in the pursuit of making science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields more inclusive environments.

Start a Givalanche to Support the Next Generation of Scholars

Winter 2016

The Posse Foundation’s goal is to inspire 100 percent alumni participation to raise $100,000. Alumni can exponentially multiply their investments of time and treasure by tapping into their networks.

Join the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council

Winter 2016

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 3, 2017.