Six Cristo Rey seniors were selected as Posse Scholars, receiving full-tuition scholarships to prestigious schools across the nation. Founded in 1989, The Posse program recruits from ten cities across the United States including Atlanta, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and New York.
"College is challenging when done alone, but knowing I have my posse, that fear is now excitement!" remarks Edwin, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep senior, who is headed to St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Awarded Cristo Rey schools and matched institutions include:
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School: two students selected for the College of Wooster
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (Waukegan): two students selected for St. Olaf College and Connecticut College
Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School: one student selected for DePauw University
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory: one student selected for Trinity College
Since 1989, Posse's partner colleges have awarded $1.4 billion in scholarships to Scholars, with 9,200 Scholars and alumni in their network.
About the Posse Foundation:
The Posse model works for both students and college campuses and 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 individual and community development. As the United States becomes an increasingly multicultural society, Posse believes that the leaders of the 21st century should reflect the country's rich demographic mix. The key to a promising future for our nation rests on the ability of strong leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems. Posse's primary aim is to train these leaders of tomorrow.