• News Release: Eight PGCPS Students Awarded Posse Scholarship

    January 5, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Eight Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) 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. Thirty-two PGCPS students have received Posse scholarships since 2013.

    “Thanks to the generosity of the Posse Foundation, our students are able to realize their dreams of higher education,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud that our latest class of Posse Scholars continues the proud tradition of excellence, scholarship, leadership and ambition.”

    Posse Scholars from Prince George’s County include:




    Marcel Louisy

    Bowie High School

    University of Rochester 

    Jocelyn Lewis

    Charles H. Flowers High School

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Hamza Shittu

    Charles H. Flowers High School

    Bucknell University

    Clennie Murphy

    Fairmont High School

    Lafayette College

    Shomari Todd

    Friendly High School

    Sewanee: The University of the South

    Jonathan Arrington

    Friendly High School

    Lafayette College

    Joziah Mays

    Friendly High School

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Seriah Wyatt

    Oxon Hill High School

    Sewanee: The University of the South


    The eight students joined 42 others Tuesday evening for The Posse Foundation’s annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. 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 innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.