Posse Foundation Awards Full-Tuition Scholarships to Five APS Seniors | News
From Arlington Public Schools:Five APS seniors were selected as Posse Scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to college, worth more than $140,000 each. The five awards total almost $700,000 in college scholarships.
These five students were selected out of 1,500 nominees nationwide:
- Khaliun Amarburen, Wakefield High School – To attend Pepperdine University
- Jordan Hinkson, Washington-Lee High School – To attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Caitlin O’Grady, Washington-Lee High School – To attend Pepperdine University
- James Wanda, Washington-Lee High School – To attend Lafayette College
- Juliana Del Pozo, Yorktown High School – To attend Bucknell University
The Posse Scholarship is a leadership and diversity program that started in 1989. Posse Scholars utilize their leadership skills to create an environment that is welcoming to students from all backgrounds.
Scholars are nominated by either their high school counselors or a community-based organization. Students participated in a rigorous selection process, called the Dynamic Assessment Process, from September through December. The process included three rounds of interviews.
At the end of the interview process, each student met with a team of people from the college or university of their choice, including the Dean of Admissions, tenured faculty and the school’s president. Scholars were then selected through a collaborative process between Posse staff and the partnering institutions.