• News Release: Eight PGCPS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

    News Release: Eight PGCPS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

    January 16, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    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.

    Next 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.

    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:


    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

    For more information on The Posse Foundation and the Posse program, visit www.possefoundation.org.


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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.