Twenty-three seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) were awarded four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships worth approximately $100,000 each by The Posse Foundation, Inc. to some of the top colleges and universities in the country – including Boston University, Syracuse University,Texas A&M University, The College of Wooster, Brandeis University, and Bard College.
Nearly half of these students come from schools in southwest Atlanta.
The class of 2014 marks the largest number of Posse Scholars awarded to APS seniors since the program’s inception in Atlanta during the 2007-2008 school year.
The 2013-2014 APS Posse Scholars are:
Benjamin E. Mays High School
Derrius Jones; The College of Wooster
B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Carson
Reginald McGee; The College of Wooster
Solomon McBride; Brandeis University
Tabias Wimby; Bard College
Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy
Jamaya Powell; Syracuse University
Keturah Walker; Brandeis University
Booker T. Washington Banking, Finance & Investment
Demeisha Crowley; Boston University
Sidiamond Stills; Texas A&M University
Booker T. Washington Early College
Stephen Richardson; Bard College
Asia Hollinger; Brandeis University
Booker T. Washington
Health Sciences & Nutrition
Jasmine Collins; Bard College
“We commend these scholars, their teachers, counselors and entire school community for their success,” said APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. “We thank the Posse Foundation and its donors for these generous,prestigious scholarship opportunities that will prepare our students for leadership and service.”
The Posse Foundation, Inc. is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits and selects leaders from public high schools and sends them in supportive multicultural teams called “Posses” to partnering colleges and universities.
Congrats to these exceptional students and their accomplishments!
APS contributed to this article