Founded in 1989 by Deborah Bial, who thought of the idea of Posse after a student told her, “I would not have dropped out of college if I had had my posse with me.”
Started at Vanderbilt University with five students from New York City, all of whom graduated with honors and accolades four years later.
Works with 2,200 Scholars in their Campus Program at top-tier colleges and universities throughout the country.
Nationally, Posse Scholars have won more than $931 million in scholarships from Posse’s partner institutions.
Posse students graduate at a rate significantly above the national average.
Given the opportunity to go to college, 70 percent of Posse scholars either have founded an organization or have become president of an existing one.
As of May 2015, there are more than 3,100 Posse alumni.