Provides full four-year scholarships to students who would be overlooked for funding by many traditional programs. During college, the program groups students together in cohorts of 10 to form multicultural, supportive “Posses” lead by a mentor, to provide the necessary social and academic environment for college success. Currently there are two streams of Posse students: the Liberal Arts Posse and the newer Science Posse introduced in 2008.
Level 2 - Descriptive data, as well as personal accounts of positive effects in over five contexts. However, the program only reports percentages, not statistical analyses.
The Posse Foundation: Moving beyond test scores to identify high-potential youth: Describes a program overview, including the organization's mission and partnerships. However, only provides anecdotal evidence of effects, though in multiple contexts.
Posse scholars and their families: 2008 annual report: Case studies of successful students, full lists of partners, and financial information.