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.
To expand the pool from which top colleges and universities can recruit outstanding young leaders from diverse backgrounds.
To help these institutions build more interactive campus environments so that they can be more welcoming for people from all backgrounds.
To ensure that Posse Scholars persist in their academic studies and graduate so they can take on leadership positions in the workforce.
Posse by the Numbers:
Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent.
Since 1989, Posse’s partner colleges have awarded $1.4 billion in scholarships to Scholars.
9,200 Scholars and alumni are in our network.
The Posse program recruits from 10 cities across the United States.
58 partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholarships each year.
Posse New Orleans is in the heart of the CBD, right across the street from the Mercedes Benz Super Dome.