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The Posse Foundation, Inc.

Foster Care

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by 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. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. Students are nominated* by high schools and community-based organizations for their leadership and academic potential. 

*Must be nominated: For more information on the nomination process and eligibility requirements please visit-