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To date, D.C. Scholars have won $176 million scholarship dollars from D.C. partner colleges and universities.


A generous grant from The Sallie Mae Fund made Posse D.C. possible. Posse was excited to expand to the nation’s capital, knowing that the public school system in D.C. was sure to hold many of our country’s future trailblazers.

Posse is grateful to the teachers, counselors and community leaders of D.C., 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.


In order to be eligible for nomination at Posse D.C., students must:

1.Be high school seniors in the fall of 2024 and have an expected graduation date in the spring of 2025.

2.Reside or attend school within D.C., Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, or Alexandria City

3.Demonstrate extraordinary leadership within their high school, community and/or family.

4.Excel academically and have strong GPAs. Although there is no minimum requirement, only nominees who have consistently progressed toward academic excellence will be given the opportunity to be a Posse Scholar. While the ACT or SAT are not a focus of Posse’s evaluation, students are encouraged to take them.

5.Be open to making an early decision commitment to a Posse partner institution if selected as a finalist. Early decision is a binding commitment and great option for students who are excited about attending one institution.

Posse D.C. Staff

David Barber, Director
Cameron Fogle, Assistant to the Director
Samantha Garzillo, Senior Trainer
Jamila Hayes, Senior Career Program Specialist
Hannah Loffman, Development Officer
Marc Monteil, Trainer
Mariaximena Morales, Trainer
Ever Reiko, Program Coordinator
Catherine Starks, Trainer
Tonia Young, Program Director

D.C. Advisory Board

Donella P. Brockington, Retired Vice President, Conduent, Advisory Board Chair

Ann M. Ashton, Retired Attorney, Proskauer Rose
Tasha Austin, Principal, Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte
Dr. Anne L. Bryant, Executive Director Emerita, National School Boards Association
Sherry Cushman, Independent Global Real Estate Consultant
John Gilkes, Forensic Advisory Services; Principal, Grant Thornton
Brad Jiulianti, Executive VP, Head of Small Business Card, Capital One
James Owen Mathews, President, Healthy Companies International
Thomas W. Rabaut, Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group
Demisse T. Selassie, Pepperdine University Posse Alum (D.C.); Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Cameron Tudhope, Founder, Lohr Capital
Andy Vargas, Senior Vice President, Mercury
Eric R. Wagner, Retired Executive Vice President of Insurance, MedStar Health
Summer White, Grinnell College Posse Alum (D.C.); Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Eun Yang, Anchor, NBC 4, Washington, D.C.
Daniela Zed, Partnerships and Strategy Executive, Amazon

D.C. Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse D.C.

1319 F Street, N.W.
Suite 604
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 347-7071
Fax: (202) 347-7480
 [email protected]

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