Michelle Obama, April 2021.
Michelle Obama, April 2021.

News & Events

Spring 2021

Announcing Posse Arts: Michelle Obama Celebrates New Posse Collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Posse Foundation has launched a new arts initiative in partnership with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Miranda Family Fund, with CalArts as the first institutional partner. Former First Lady Michelle Obama announced the program.


Winter 2014

Posse Scholarships Awarded to 41 Miami High School Seniors

​In January, 41 new Scholars joined Posse Miami from the Miami-Dade County Public School system during the Awards Ceremony, receiving $7 million in full-tuition college scholarships from Franklin & Marshall College, Hamilton College, Mt. Holyoke Co

Winter 2014

Awards Ceremony Honors 62 D.C. Youths

​More than 500 people filled the historic Lincoln Theatre in January to welcome 62 new Scholars at the 10th annual Posse D.C. Awards Ceremony. These students were awarded nearly $10 million in full-tuition merit scholarships.

Bucknell senior Michel Ajjan plans to pursue a career in airport management and operations.

Winter 2014

Senior Scholars Prepare for Post-Graduate Opportunities

​More than 50 Posse D.C. Scholars will graduate from college this spring, joining the ever-growing Posse Alumni Network. With exceptional academic, leadership and professional credentials, they are well-positioned for success.

Winter 2014

Denison Scholar Builds Community as Student Body President

​Political science major Ana Morales’ successful campaign to become president of the Denison University Campus Governance Association, the highest campus leadership position, came as no surprise to those who know her. Motivated by her desire to h

Winter 2014

STEM Program Grows with Four New Partners

At a White House summit on January 16, 2014, The Posse Foundation announced that it is increasing the number of colleges and universities committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Posses, bringing the total number of to

Winter 2014

Google Grants Posse $1.2 Million Global Impact Award

In November 2013, The Posse Foundation proudly accepted a Global Impact Award from Google at a higher education event for veterans in Washington, D.C. The award, a grant of $1.2 million, will help fund the Posse Veterans Program, which was launched i

Sandy Stahl, the associate dean of students at Vanderbilt University.

Winter 2014

Vanderbilt Celebrates 25 Years of Scholar Success

​In 1989, Vanderbilt University became the first institutional partner of The Posse Foundation. Committed to creating a diverse campus community, Vanderbilt took a chance on an untested program and offered full-tuition scholarships to five New York

Winter 2014

Mentors Have Lasting Impact on Scholars

The rigorous selection and training of Posse Scholars, together with the support they receive from the colleges and universities they attend, contributes to the stellar 90 percent persistence and graduation rate. Critical components of that support a

Winter 2014

Posse D.C. Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestones

In 2014, Posse D.C. will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade the chapter has grown to select 60 Scholars annually, supports nearly 250 Scholars on campus, and engages a growing network of nearly 150 alumni.

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