Frequently Asked Questions

The Posse Foundation

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.”
Source: About Posse

Posse’s Partnership with Middlebury College

What is Middlebury College’s relationship with the Posse Foundation?
The first Middlebury Posse arrived on campus in the Fall of 1999 and graduated with the class of 2003. Currently the college works diligently with the Posse New York City office to bring scholars to campus but that is all about to change. Starting in the Fall of 2011, Middlebury College will become a dual-city site and recruit not just from New York City but from Posse Chicago as well. That means that in the Fall of 2012, not one but two first-year Posse (NYMP14 and CHMP1) will be arriving on campus.

How many Middlebury Posses and scholars are there?
On average there are anywhere between 9-12 scholars in each Posse and one new Posse arriving on campus with every graduating class (except starting 2012!) That means that by the Fall of 2016, there will at least 80 Middlebury Posse scholars enrolled in any given year.


What if I am not a Posse scholar and want to contribute to this blog as a writer?
We think that is amazing and we would love to have you as a contributor. Leave your name and e-mail address here and one of the blog maintainers will get in contact with you as soon as they can.


Do I have to sign in/provide my e-mail address to leave a comment?
Yes, you do but your e-mail address will only be visible to you and only you (meaning not even we will see it). The reason for this is we want to make sure that since we are running this blog on the Middlebury servers, all comments and posts are accounted for in the unlikelihood that anything goes awry. However, we don’t foresee that happening.

Why did my comment not show up?
If you have never commented before, we have to “approve” you to make sure that you are not spam. Once you have posted your first comment and been “approved”, your comments will show up automatically from then on.

Last updated on 04/21/2011

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