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.
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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.
Posse is partnered with some of the best colleges and universities in the nation.
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Latest NewsWinter 2014
The Posse Foundation was represented by its president and founder, Deborah Bial, at a White House summit in Washington, D.C., on January 16, 2014. At the summit, President Obama and the First Lady called on higher education leaders to make a commitment to the administration’s North Star goal of leading the world in college graduation rates by the year 2020.Winter 2014
At a White House summit on January 16, 2014, The Posse Foundation announced that it is doubling the number of colleges and universities committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Posses, bringing the total number of top-tier Posse STEM partners to 10.Winter 2014
Posse Scholarship recipient Estiven Rodriguez, currently a student at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York City, attended the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28, as an invited guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.Winter 2014
In January, Posse Scholar Troy Simon received a phone call that most people only dream of. He was invited by the White House to introduce First Lady Michelle Obama at the College Opportunity Summit and share with a national audience how he overcame illiteracy to receive a Posse Scholarship to attend Bard College.