The College of Wooster is proud to be an inaugural associated institution with The Posse Foundation for more than 14 years to support talented students from the metropolitan Atlanta area seeking to earn degrees.

This fall, Wooster welcomes its 15th Posse cohort to campus with the Class of 2026. Since first partnering with the organization in 2008, nearly 80 Posse Scholars have graduated from the College. According to the Posse Foundation, 57 percent of Posse Scholars in 2021 will be the first in their family to graduate from college. Posse Scholars, in turn, have helped to transform the Wooster campus into a much more diverse and talented student body.

The Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains college-bound students with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner college and universities.

Each Posse Scholar participates in eight months of “Pre-Collegiate Training” before coming to campus. While they are here on campus, the College is committed to supporting these students and helping them succeed. Each cohort is assigned a specific Wooster faculty or staff Posse Mentor, who undergoes national and regional mentor training, and meets weekly with their Posse and one-on-one with each Posse scholar every two weeks for the first two years they are at Wooster. Mentors are also supported by training staff in Atlanta.

Posse is connected to a network of public high schools and community-based organizations in the cities in which it operates who nominate talented and diverse high school students for the program. Over the course of three months, nominees take part in Posse’s recruitment process. Click here to nominate a Posse Scholar in your city.

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