Bryn Mawr STEM Posse 14
Bryn Mawr STEM Posse 14


Est. 1999

Donate to Posse Boston

Looking to donate directly to this site?

Donate Now

To date, Boston Scholars have won $169.1 million scholarship dollars from Boston partner colleges and universities.


In 1999, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) paved the way for Posse to establish Posse Boston, its first site outside of New York City. The Nellie Mae Foundation also provided critical fiscal support early on. Posse Boston was a test: Could the Posse program’s success in New York be replicated? After more than two decades, Posse Boston is thriving, with an incredible nominating network, amazing partner institutions and impressive Scholars and alumni.

Posse is grateful to the teachers, counselors and community leaders of Boston, who help us identify incredible high school students. We especially thank our partner colleges and universities for their investments in the program and belief in the promise of Posse Scholars.

Posse Boston Staff

Sakeenah Chapman, Director
Samanta Breval, Program Coordinator
Makeda Girma, Trainer
Ibrahim Ibrahim, Program Director
Phinix Knight-Jacks, Career Program Specialist
Julie Lam, Development Officer
Tariq Longsworth, Trainer
Sofia Phay, Trainer
Rhys Recker, Trainer
Violeta Villatoro, Assistant to the Director

Posse Boston Advisory Board

Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chair
Lynn S. Blake
Olga Brik
Scott Couto
Melissa Cruz
Stephen Denny
Kenneth DiPietro
Alison Elworthy
Churchill G. Franklin
Amy Hurwitz Gutschenritter
James S. Hoyte
Bobbi Kates-Garnick
Edward Peña
Paul T. Quistberg
Melissa M. Reilly
Cynthia Rodriguez Paul
Paul J. Selian
William F. “Ted” Truscott
Geoff Tuff

Boston Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse Boston

45 Franklin Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 523-4478
Fax: (617) 523-4468
 [email protected]

Local Events

Featured Posse stories