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.

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.

Winter 2014

Brandeis Scholar Wins Scholarships to Study Climate Change

Biology and environmental studies major Nicholas Medina has studied and interned abroad, contributed to environmental research, and leads two campus organizations. He received a Gilman Scholarship to study sustainability in Panama and funding from the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center to conduct climate change research in Costa Rica.

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan.

Fall 2013

University of Virginia Becomes Posse Partner

The Posse Foundation is proud to add the University of Virginia (U.Va.) to its roster of top-tier college and university partners. U.Va. will select its first Posse of 10 Scholars from Houston this December.

Fall 2013

Denison Associate Provost Champions Diversity

Denison University Associate Provost Dr. Toni C. King is dedicated to supporting diverse leadership in the student body and faculty. With a career that includes teaching at a historically black college, an all-women’s college, two state universities, and, for the past 15 years, a liberal arts college, Toni believes that higher education should offer a transformative experience.

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