The Posse Foundation

60 Posse Scholars from Boston Area

60 urban public school students from Boston were chosen as Posse Scholars to enroll at elite colleges and universities around the country, The Posse Foundation announced today. The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains students from urban communities with extraordinary academic and leadership skills and places them in top institutions of higher education, where they attend tuition-free. These students were recruited and trained to become the leaders Americans need in every field and better represent the voices of all Americans.

The Posse Foundation

A regional awards ceremony will honor the newest recipients of the Posse Scholarship. This year, the 60 students from Boston will be awarded $11.2 million in four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from:


Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Centre College

Denison University

Hamilton College

Union College


Of the 17,000 students from cities across the country nominated for the Posse Scholarship this year, 720 from Boston area were selected for this prestigious award.

Posse started because of one student who said, “I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me.” The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains exceptional young leaders from urban high schools and sends them in multicultural teams – Posses – of 10 students to top colleges and universities across the country. To date, 6,995 Posse scholars have been awarded more than $930 million in four-year full-tuition merit scholarships from Posse’s college and university partners.

The Posse Foundation is a national initiative with program chapters in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City and Washington, D.C.

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