The George Washington University President Steven Knapp.
The George Washington University President Steven Knapp.

GW & Notre Dame Partner with Posse

Fall 2015 | National

The George Washington University and University of Notre Dame are the newest institutions to partner with The Posse Foundation. This fall, George Washington, a private research university in Washington, D.C., will recruit its first Posse from Atlanta. Notre Dame, an independent, national Catholic research university in South Bend, Indiana, will select its first Posse from New Orleans.

“The Posse Foundation has created a powerful model for expanding college access to students from diverse backgrounds and supporting them in ways that ensure their success,” said George Washington President Steven Knapp. “This exciting partnership will enable us to enrich our campus with a new source of talented students and broaden the network of citizen leaders we provide to this nation and the world.”

Posse is a national leader in identifying highly talented students.

George Washington, located mere blocks from The White House, is composed of 10 schools and colleges and nearly 100 research centers and institutes. The university serves approximately 10,000 undergraduate students, who can access hands-on learning experiences in government, policy, law, science, technology, media and the arts that are uniquely available in the nation’s capital.

"Notre Dame is extremely pleased to be a part of this extraordinary organization,” said Don Bishop, the university’s associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment. “Posse has proven itself as a national leader in identifying highly talented students. We are confident that the addition of these students to our first-year class will enhance the experience for all enrolled at Notre Dame."

The university comprises four undergraduate colleges, a school of architecture, a law school, a graduate school, and 14 major research institutes. Notre Dame offers its more than 12,000 students, including 8,745 undergraduates, rigorous academic programs, while also providing opportunities for community involvement and service.

Notre Dame joins Grinnell College and Tulane University in recruiting Scholars from Posse’s New Orleans chapter, which was established in 2011.

“We are thrilled that these distinguished institutions, GW and Notre Dame, have joined Posse,” said Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial. “Our goal is to connect outstanding students with drive and passion to the best schools in the nation so they can be well-positioned to lead us into the future."