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Eight PGCPS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight PGCPS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

  • May 21, 2020

Posse Scholars

Eight Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) high school seniors have been named Posse Scholars and will receive four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from The Posse Foundation’s partnering schools.

Each scholarship is worth approximately $140,000. More than 40 PGCPS students have received Posse scholarships since 2013.

Posse Scholars from Prince George’s County include:

Name

High School

Posse University 

Chidera Nnawuba

Largo High School

Bucknell University

Endia Scales

Friendly High School

Bucknell University

Joyce Chen

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Bucknell University

Delana Turner

Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College

Sewanee: The University of the South

Neziah Osayi

Parkdale High School

University of Rochester

Vanessa Velas Romero 

High Point High School

University of Rochester

Karlos Aguilar Lopez

Oxon Hill High School

University of Rochester 

Darius Lassiter

Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College

University of Wisconsin-Madison


This fall, Posse Scholars from across the nation will enter colleges and universities in multicultural groups of 10 known as “posses.” Throughout their college career, they will support each other and receive ongoing assistance from The Posse Foundation. Posse Scholars have a 90 percent college graduation rate and demonstrated potential to positively impact their professions.