Ten APS Seniors Named 2017 Posse Foundation Scholars

Kimberly Willis Green
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   May 17, 2017

Ten APS Seniors Named 2017 Posse Foundation Scholars

 

ATLANTA – As The Posse Foundation celebrates a decade in Atlanta, 10 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) have been awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership and merit scholarships worth approximately $210,000 each from four of the foundation’s partner colleges and universities, including Bard College, Brandeis University, The George Washington University and Texas A&M University. The foundation named the scholarship recipients during a formal ceremony held earlier this year at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

2017 APS Posse Scholars

Atlanta Public Schools 2017 Posse Scholars (Seated L-R) Chaide Wynn, Carver Early College; Jaila Allen, Drew Charter H.S.; Suprim Allah, Drew Charter H.S.; Mo Mobley, Grady H.S.; and Corniyah Bradley, Carver Early College. (Standing L-R) Chase Kleber, Grady H.S.; Raquel McDaniel, North Atlanta H.S.; Kahleel Hester, B.E.S.T. Academy H.S.; Jakobi Horn, Maynard Jackson H.S.; and Kwesi Jones, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate.           Photo Credit: The Posse Foundation, Inc.

 

The Posse Foundation, Inc. is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits and selects leaders from public high schools. These student leaders are placed in supportive multicultural teams called “Posses” to attend partnering colleges and universities. The 2017 APS Posse Atlanta Scholars are:

Name

High School

Posse Partner University

Kahleel Hester

B.E.S.T. Academy High School

George Washington University

Corniyah Bradley

Carver Early College

Texas A&M University

Chaide Wynn

Carver Early College

Texas A&M University

Suprim Allah

Charles Drew Charter High School

Bard College

Jaila Allen

Charles Drew Charter High School

Brandeis University

Chase Kleber

Henry W. Grady High School

George Washington University

Mo Mobley

Henry W. Grady High School

George Washington University

Kwesi Jones

KIPP Atlanta Collegiate School

Brandeis University

Jakobi Horn

Maynard H. Jackson High School

Texas A&M University

Raquel McDaniel

North Atlanta High School

Texas A&M University

 

“Atlanta Public Schools is very appreciative of the support of the Posse Foundation–Atlanta and the partnering colleges and universities for awarding our students with scholarships that will place them on a path to college and careers,” said APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D. “I continue to be proud of our students who sought after this scholarship to fulfill their dreams and aspirations after high school.”

 

Since 2007, 144 APS students have been selected by Posse Atlanta and have earned more than $23.4 million in full-tuition, leadership and merit scholarships provided by the foundation’s partner colleges and universities. APS students go through a multi-step Posse Scholars nomination process, and they receive coaching on meeting scholarship requirements that include maintaining a certain GPA, completing a rigorous application process and excelling in scholarship interviews.

 

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About The Posse Foundation

Founded in 1989 in New York City, the Posse Foundation is a nationwide initiative with programs in major cities across the United States. Posse Atlanta’s main goals are to expand the pool from which top colleges and universities can recruit outstanding young leaders from diverse backgrounds and to ensure that Posse scholars persist in their studies and graduate so they can take on leadership positions in the workforce. Posse scholars receive four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse partner colleges and universities. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation helped fund the opening of the Atlanta office in 2007.

 

About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 52,000 students across 88 schools. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 68 traditional schools, 16 charter schools, two citywide single-gender academies and two alternative programs. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us , follow us on  at https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaPublicSchools/ and @apsupdate on Facebook and Twitter.