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 NewsSummer 2014
Keven Stonewall, a sophomore biology major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, already has a major scientific discovery under his belt.Summer 2014
This spring, more than 400 Posse Scholars earned their diplomas from Posse partner colleges and universities nationwide.Summer 2014
As general counsel for International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, Anne Chwat credits much of her success to the strong, diverse teams she has built throughout a career that has spanned many industriesSummer 2014
Vanderbilt University Posse alumnus Dr. David Pérez II is an assistant professor in the department of educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.