Spring 2016| Posse Los Angeles Quarterly


Posse Los Angeles Welcomes 90 Outstanding New Scholars

Miguel A. Santana, the chief administrative officer of the City of Los Angeles.

Northwestern University Scholars Larry Coleman and Isabella Barber.

In January, Posse Los Angeles welcomed 90 new Scholars from the Greater Los Angeles area during the Awards Ceremony held at L.A. LIVE’s Regal Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony, generously sponsored by the Sinaiko Family, celebrated the accomplishments of these new Scholars, who were awarded $16.9 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities.

Special guest City of Los Angeles’ Chief Administrative Officer Miguel A. Santana reflected on his own academic and personal journey to become a civic leader. He encouraged the new Scholars to be even more persistent and dedicated to their studies at their colleges and universities.

In addition to recognizing the hard work and dedication of the newly selected Posse Scholars, the Awards Ceremony also paid tribute to the families, friends, and nominators who supported Scholars through the selection process and encouraged academic and extracurricular excellence.

“Posse Los Angeles’ 2016 Scholars are outstanding leaders,” says Posse Los Angeles Director Tamara Craver. “Even with their tenacity, we know that it often ‘takes a village’ to help these students take advantage of opportunities that will help them reach their fullest potential. We are so grateful to the families, school administrators, and community leaders for supporting these Scholars over the past several years to ultimately bring them to this remarkable achievement.”

After completing Posse’s eight-month Pre-Collegiate Training program this summer, these Scholars will matriculate at Posse Los Angeles partner institutions: Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Kalamazoo College, Middlebury College, Northwestern University, Pepperdine University, Tulane University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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