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SU announces fourth class of Posse Scholars

2015 Posse ScholarsLast month, Syracuse University and the Atlanta chapter of the Posse Foundation held an award ceremony and reception honoring the fourth class of Posse Scholarship recipients bound for the SU campus this fall.

For over 25 years, the Posse Foundation has identified public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse recruits and trains these exceptional young leaders and sends them in multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students to partner colleges and universities across the country. With program sites in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C., the Posse Foundation and its institutional partners have awarded over $688 million in four-year, full-tuition merit scholarships to more than 5,500 Posse Scholars since 1989. Read about a current SU Posse Scholar, Elmer Moreno ’16.

The partnership is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of talented students—a posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. Syracuse is one of Posse’s newest partner institutions, recruiting students in Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles. The following Atlanta-area students join Syracuse’s newest class of Posse Scholars:

  • Jazzi-Blue Baker
  • Kenneth Buckner
  • Kelsey Davis
  • Jayla Goodloe
  • Kylon Harris
  • Myles Johnson
  • Kelli Miller
  • Harris Pitsikoulis
  • Kayla Rhoden
  • Ankita Varman

Syracuse welcomed its first cohort of Posse Scholars in 2012.