Congratulations to our twenty-four Atlanta Public Schools’ students who have been awarded 2012 Posse Foundation Scholarships.
The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may be overlooked by the traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Every Posse Scholar is awarded a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship to a prestigious college or university.
The Posse Foundation provides scholarships for students around the nation to attend one of 39 colleges and universities including Brandeis University, Boston University, Bard College, Vanderbilt University, Mount Holyoke College and The College of Wooster. Posse also partners with graduate programs, which provide scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to Posse Alumni interested in earning advanced degrees at schools such as Northwestern University and Carnegie Mellon.
In 2010, The Posse Foundation became one of only 10 organizations selected by President Barack Obama to receive a portion of the president’s $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize award money, which he elected to donate to charitable causes.
Posse has sites in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.
Our 2012 APS Posse Scholars are:
BenjaminE. MaysHigh School
Booker T. Washington
Carver School of Arts
Tony Wright Jr.
CarverSchool of Health Sciences & Research
FrederickDouglass High School
Henry W. Grady High School
Maynard Jackson High School
North AtlantaHigh School
Tech High School
Learn More about Posse Scholars
Know an amazing student? We want to know that student, too. If you are a high school or a community-based organization that works with high school juniors/seniors in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York or Washington, D.C., and you are officially registered with your local Posse office, then you can nominate your students as early as their second semester junior year, in high school. Note that for each Posse location/city, the nomination process may begin in the spring. Please make sure you contact your local Posse office for details at the beginning of every year.
Every year,* Posse works closely with its network of high schools and community-based organizations to recruit Posse Scholars. Each Posse Scholar wins a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to attend one of Posse’s partner colleges or universities.