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

University of Michigan Becomes Posse Partner

Spring 2015

​The University of Michigan is the latest top institution to partner with The Posse Foundation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. In 2016, the renowned public university will admit its first Posse from Chicago, Illinois.

Posse Honors Entergy’s Commitment to Education

Winter 2015

Posse New Orleans honored Entergy Corporation for its outstanding commitment to education in the community. Leo P. Denault, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.

Scholar Co-Heads Community Outreach Program

Winter 2015

Sophomore Tayler Butler is co-head of Building Up Hudson, a community outreach program at Bard College that is designed and implemented by college students to serve high school students in a town close to Bard’s campus.

Berkeley Scholar’s Mobile App Wins “Most Innovative Design”

Winter 2015

​Edwan Hernandez, a sophomore Posse Scholar majoring in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and his team of programmers were recognized for their phone app that synchronizes a time-stamp feature to classroom notes taken during video lectures.