Northwestern Posse Scholars
The Posse Foundation is a college access and leadership development program with sites in 9 U.S. cities. Posse identifies high school students for academic and leadership potential for admission into a partner college or university. Northwestern University became a partner institution with the Posse Foundation in 2012. Undergraduate Admission and Posse Los Angeles selected the first class of 10 Posse Scholars, who began their undergraduate career in Fall 2013.
This group of students begin working together in their senior year of high school to prepare for college, and once on campus, they meet weekly with their campus mentor. The Department of Campus Inclusion and Community oversees the program on campus, and the Executive Director, Daviree Velázquez Phillip, serves as the campus liaison.