The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students - a Posse - carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country’s rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse’s primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow.
Students interested in applying for the Posse Foundation Scholarship will need to either nominate themselves, or be nominated by a counselor, a community foundation or a Posse alumnus. Eligible applicants must be in the first term of their senior year in high school, demonstrate academic potential and demonstrate leadership within their high school, community or family. Apply on time; depending on the Posse city or program, nominations are accepted in the spring and summer before senior year begins (contact your local Posse office for specific deadlines). Dollar amounts will vary.