Nine high school seniors from Gwinnett County have been awarded full college scholarships by the Posse Foundation.
The foundation awards four-year, full-tuition scholarships to “posses”of up to 10 public high students from the same geographical area with high academic and leadership potential, but who “may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes,” according to a Gwinnett County Public Schools release.
The Posse Scholars will attend Boston University and Brandeis University in Massachusetts, the College of Wooster in Ohio, and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
The “posses” are designed to create a “supportive, multicultural” group of students who can lean on each other through the challenges of college.
The 2017 Posse Scholars from Gwinnett County are:
- Kendall Castaneda, Berkmar High School, attending Boston University
- Cesar Lopez, Berkmar High School, attending the College of Wooster
- Natalia Parra, Collins Hill High School, attending the College of Wooster
- Kamilah Harruna, Dacula High School, attending Boston University
- Kevin Fully, Dacula High School, attending Brandeis University
- Jenelle Booker, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, attending the College of Wooster
- Maria Pozo, Norcross High School, attending Brandeis University
- Citlali Mota, Peachtree Ridge High School, attending George Washington University
- Stachal Harris, South Gwinnett High School, attending the College of Wooster