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How to Win a Four Year Scholarship Award

Open to Prince George's County and Montgomery County Maryland students interested in one of the six schools listed below ONLY!

In Reach partners with the Posse Foundation, a national organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes, to identify potential Posse scholars in Maryland. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams - Posses - of 10 students. The foundation's partner universities and colleges award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships. In Reach partners with Posse D.C. Their college and university partners are (visit each site to learn more):

Bucknell University - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Lafayette College - Easton, Pennsylvania
University of Rochester - New York
Sewanee: The University of the South - Tennessee
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Lewis & Clark College – Portland, Oregon

Download the brochure for highlights of each school.

In Reach would like to nominate you! Complete and submit the secured application and your resume by the Friday, July 15, 2022, deadline. Once your application is received and has been reviewed, Ms. Smith will follow up with you about the next steps. She may be reached via or by texting 301-357-8433.   

All Nominees Must...

  1. Be high school seniors in the fall of 2022 and have an expected graduation date in the spring of 2023.
  2. Demonstrate extraordinary leadership within their high school, community, and/or family.
  3. Excel academically and have strong GPAs. Although there is no minimum requirement, only nominees who have consistently progressed toward academic excellence will be given the opportunity to be a Posse Scholar. 
  4. Be open to making an early decision commitment to a Posse partner institution if selected as a finalist. Early decision is a binding commitment and a great option for students who are excited about attending one institution.
In Reach Community Partner Recommendation Application
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
High School Name
Guidance Counselor
What are you interested in studying in college?
Which of the 6 colleges listed for DC Posse would you be interested in attending and why?
Acknowledgement - I certify that the contents of this application and my resume are a complete and accurate representation of my academic and personal information.
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