Posse is not a program. It’s a movement.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus Joe B. Wyatt once called Posse a movement.
Today, Posse’s social justice mission has been embraced by its 51 partner institutions. Posse partner colleges and universities are helping to transform the landscape of leadership in the United States by committing critical resources to diversifying their campuses, making their climates more welcoming to all students, and ensuring that Posse Scholars graduate with the finest education in the country.

A Commitment to Leadership + Diversity

The Posse Foundation thanks its partner colleges and universities for their continued support of The Posse Program. These institutions have awarded millions of dollars in leadership scholarships to Posse Scholars across the country as part of their ongoing efforts to promote equity in higher education while honoring the highest academic standards. Their investment in Posse is a testament to the belief that the next generation of leaders should embody the diverse interests, backgrounds and perspectives that so uniquely characterize the American experience.

20-year retrospective

Download our 20-year retrospective, a report documenting the growth and successes of The Posse Foundation.

Expanding the Pool

Posse recognizes the considerable challenges facing selective colleges and universities that are committed to broadening educational access for underrepresented groups. Limited resources force institutions to compete for diverse students from a finite pool of applicants who meet the traditional admissions criteria. Posse offers its partner colleges and universities a holistic, cost-effective way to supplement their regular admissions processes by identifying top-notch students from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be overlooked. Through partnerships with Posse, these schools are expanding the pool of qualified applicants and, in so doing, helping to realize our most cherished educational ideals.

President Robert Oden, Carleton College Featured President

Carleton’s President Oden sat down and shared a few words about Posse at Carleton.Watch the Interview

partner schools

Posse is partnered with some of the best colleges and universities in the nation.

Video Testimonials

Our partner college and university VIPs tackle frequently asked questions about the partnership and program impact. Learn about their perspectives on costs, diversity, leadership, the liaison and mentor roles and reasons why they partner with Posse.

Latest News

Middlebury Scholar Wins Truman Scholarship

Summer 2014

Rana Abdelhamid, a rising senior at Middlebury College majoring in international politics and economics, was awarded a scholarship from the renowned Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Michael C. Fina Executive Supports Posse

Summer 2014

​Guy Wisinski, the director of business development for luxury jeweler Michael C. Fina, is a spirited champion of Posse’s mission to change the face of leadership in this country.

Showcase Event Celebrates New Orleans Scholars

Summer 2014

The Posse New Orleans 2014 Showcase event included a presentation about New Orleans’ education landscape, remarks from Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial and Posse Board Chair Jeff Ubben, and a question and answer session with Posse Scholars.

Tulane Scholar Coordinates Program for Autistic Children

Summer 2014

​Tulane University Scholar Melissa Huynh, a pre-med junior majoring in public health, is personally invested in supporting children with autism.