Posse Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of the Posse scholarships is to encourage leadership and diversity. Posse's four-year full-tuition scholarships are available to nominated students living in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York or Washington, D.C. Posse sends multicultural teams of 10 students each to participating universities, providing a support system for the students.


The scholarship is not minority- or need-based. It is open to high school seniors of all backgrounds who must:

  • Be nominated by their high school or a community-based organization.
  • Be in the first term of their senior year in high school. Depending on the Posse city, nominations are often taken between the spring and early August before the new school year begins.
  • Demonstrate leadership within their high school, community or family.
  • Demonstrate academic potential.


  • Four-year full-tuition scholarship
  • Support system (mentor and team of 10 students)

Participating Universities

  • Babson College Posse New York
  • Bard College Posse Atlanta
  • Boston University Posse Atlanta
  • Brandeis University Posse New York
  • Bryn Mawr College Posse Boston
  • Bucknell University Posse Boston + Posse Los Angeles + Posse D.C.
  • Carleton College Posse Chicago
  • Centre College Posse Boston
  • Claremont McKenna College Posse Los Angeles
  • Colby College Posse New York
  • The College of Wooster Posse Atlanta
  • Connecticut College Posse Chicago
  • Denison University Posse Boston + Posse Chicago
  • DePauw University Posse Chicago + Posse New York
  • Dickinson College Posse Los Angeles + Posse New York
  • Franklin & Marshall College Posse New York
  • Grinnell College Posse Los Angeles + Posse D.C.
  • Hamilton College Posse Boston + Posse Miami
  • Kalamazoo College Posse Los Angeles
  • Lafayette College Posse New York + Posse D.C.
  • Lawrence University Posse New York
  • Middlebury College Posse New York
  • Mount Holyoke College Posse Miami
  • Oberlin College Posse Chicago
  • Pepperdine University Posse D.C.
  • Pomona College Posse Chicago
  • Sewanee: The University of the South Posse D.C.
  • Trinity College Posse New York + Posse Chicago
  • Tulane University Posse Los Angeles
  • Union College Posse Boston
  • University of California, Berkeley Posse Los Angeles
  • University of California, Los Angeles Posse Los Angeles
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Posse Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania Posse Miami
  • University of Southern California Posse New York
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Posse Chicago + Posse Los Angeles + Posse D.C.
  • Vanderbilt University Posse New York
  • Wheaton College Posse New York

For more information, check out the website.

See also