Chicago Tribune: President Barack Obama shakes hands with Posse Scholar Anthony Halmon during a 2013 event celebrating young scientists at the White House. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
Chicago Tribune: President Barack Obama shakes hands with Posse Scholar Anthony Halmon during a 2013 event celebrating young scientists at the White House. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

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The national average for college graduation rates is 53%, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The Posse Foundation scholarship recipients’ rate is 90%. Meet the remarkable students.
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Through the nonprofit Posse Foundation, Fernando Braga and his fellow veterans received scholarships that supplemented federal education funding. The hope was that the veterans would find attending college together more manageable than going on their own.
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We must believe that admitting and graduating diverse student bodies from our best colleges and universities is critically important for the nation as a whole.
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Today, a college degree is widely considered a prerequisite for career success — but military veterans, often from low-income backgrounds, tend to lack the financial resources to pursue higher education. The nonprofit Posse Foundation aims to alter this dynamic, sending veterans to elite schools that otherwise would have been off-limits.
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Anthony Halmon, now a junior at Cornell University, became one of the first students through Posse Chicago to attend an Ivy League school. Posse Chicago identifies 120 public high school students often overlooked by traditional college selection processes to attend one of 12 partner universities outside Illinois on full scholarships.
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Today, we’re granting a $3.2 million Global Impact Award to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Student Veterans of America, The Posse Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars to support data analysis of U.S. veterans’ higher education.
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$125,000 to the Posse Foundation: The Posse Foundation is a national non-profit organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes.
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Deborah Bial, Ed.M’97, Ed.D’04, was named a MacArthur Fellow this week. The prestigious award, which honors recipients for their past work and anticipates their future successes, includes a $500,000 unrestricted grant to support recipients’ future endeavors.
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For those who might wonder how a couple of black kids from New York found themselves running the student government at an elite, overwhelmingly white, Southern school, the answers are to be found in a little-known but phenomenal organization called The Posse Foundation.
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Sgriffin Posse Hamilton 079"I never would’ve dropped out of college if I’d had my posse with me." Learn more about The Posse Foundation’s Mission & History.

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