Two students from Helen Cox High have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation. Saul Amezcua will attend Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson in New York, and Edward Scott will be part of the inaugural Posse cohort from the New Orleans area that is headed to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
“We are so excited that these… students have been recognized for their hard work and their accomplishments,” said Superintendent James Meza, Jr. “It’s a huge honor to be selected as a Posse Scholar, and I congratulate not only the selected students, but also their families, teachers and counselors, and school staff for supporting and nurturing these students’ drive for excellence.”
The Posse Foundation gives extraordinary high school students who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection processes the resources and the support needed to complete a four-year degree at partner universities. Posse Scholars are nominated by their high schools in their senior year for their leadership in the school and the community, their academic commitment, and their overall motivation to succeed. The nominees undergo a rigorous selections process conducted by both Posse staff and their partner universities before being selected for the merit-based scholarship.
For more information on The Posse Foundation, visit http://www.possefoundation.org/.