Ten Students Receive Full-Tuition Posse Scholarships
Ten 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.
Nationally, 57 colleges and universities each offer full-tuition, merit 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. The MCPS students will be honored at a ceremony on Jan. 4 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.
This year’s MCPS recipients come from six high schools and will attend five different colleges.
The 2017 Posse Scholars from MCPS are:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Lidya Abebe, Lafayette College
Bitseat Getaneh, Bucknell University
James Hubert Blake High School
Jordan Rundlett, Bucknell University
Montgomery Blair High School
Marc Monteil, Sewanee: The University of the South
Darien Price, Lafayette College
Samuel Teshome, University of Rochester
Northwood High School
Ashraful Haque, Sewanee: The University of the South
Zoey Hofmann, Lafayette College
Paint Branch High School
Kendall Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rockville High School
Jabril Mohamed, Bucknell University