Benefits

  • Help increasing each student's financial stability through supplemental funding sources
  • Advising
  • Support and guidance acclimating to Cal.
  • Faculty, staff, and peer mentoring
  • Weekly for-credit seminar focused on developing studying and leadership skills
  • Bi-weekly personal check-in
  • Annual Posse Plus Retreat

Some History and Statistics on Posse

  • 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.