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Thirteen MCPS Students Receive Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships

December 19, 2014

Thirteen Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year college scholarships from the Posse Foundation.

The Posse program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes.

Fifty-one colleges and universities each offer full-tuition scholarships to students throughout the country and create multicultural teams—called Posses—on each campus. These student teams receive professional guidance before and throughout college and provide support to one another. On campus, these students serve in important leadership roles.

Posse programs are located in nine different regions—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and New York—and nearly 1,600 students are nominated nationwide for the scholarships.

This year’s MCPS recipients come from seven different high schools and will attend six different colleges. The 2014 Posse Scholars from MCPS are:

  • Rene O. Ayala, Gaithersburg High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Cecilia B. Bergman, Montgomery Blair High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Ranish Byanjankar, Walter Johnson High School, attending Bucknell University
  • Karina I. Culqui, Poolesville High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Adeena A. Guyton, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Blossom J. Jiang, Montgomery Blair High School, attending Lafayette College
  • Keenan C. Lo, James Hubert Blake High School, attending Sewanee: The University of the South          
  • Keon Yuen Lum, Gaithersburg High School, attending University of Rochester
  • Jason G. Moy, John F. Kennedy High School, attending Bucknell University
  • Eunice N. Muchemi, Montgomery Blair High School, attending Sewanee: The University of the South          
  • Kevin Nguyen, Gaithersburg High School, attending Grinnell College      
  • Michael Thomas Schroeder, John F. Kennedy High School, attending Grinnell College
  • Mfonobong I. Ufot, Gaithersburg High School, attending University of Wisconsin-Madison

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