Posse Scholars

To become a Posse Scholar is not only to receive a highly competitive national award, but to become part of an acclaimed network of highly accomplished college graduates through a program lauded by the likes of General Colin Powell, Sheryl Sandberg (the CEO of Facebook), and the MacArthur “Genius” Foundation. The Posse Scholars program provides outstanding students chosen by the Posse Foundation for exceptional leadership skills with intensive faculty mentoring and small group interactions. Posse Scholars benefit from tailored career and academic advising and opportunities for individual and community development. Upon graduation, Posse Scholars join the tightly-knit national network of Posse graduates to shape and influence industry, government, medicine, the military, and other areas.

Requirements of the Posse Program with the Posse Foundation

Posse staff members visit each university four times a year for meeting with Posse Scholars, campus liaisons and mentors. Each mentor meets weekly with the Posse as a team and with each Scholar individually every two weeks during the first two years in college.

In addition, Posse facilitates an annual weekend-long PossePlus Retreat attended by members of the larger student body, faculty and administration, with the goal of discussing an important campus issue identified by Posse Scholars.

Requirements of the Posse Program for On- campus Mentors

Posse members will meet with assigned campus mentors as a team once a week, and individually with their mentor every two weeks throughout the first two years at TAMU. Goals of the meetings can include topics such as resources and opportunities on campus, how to approach problems or issues, team building, campus leadership, college transition, and career development.