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Three Seniors Awarded Posse Scholarship

Molloy is pleased to announce that three outstanding seniors have been awarded with full college scholarships by The Posse Foundation: Elizabeth Duran ’20 (Middlebury College), Johnny Gaston ’20 (Middlebury College), and Gemma Magsino ’20 (Babson College). According to The Posse Foundation website, the Posse model “works for both students and college campuses and is rooted in the belief that a small, diverse group of students – a Posse – carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for individual community development.” The Posse Foundation considers candidates from a large pool of diverse leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence in high school. Students from 58 partner schools in 10 major US cities, including New York, are eligible. Approximately 2,000 applications are submitted in New York City alone. As a partner school, Molloy was invited to nominate as many as five students, while any of Molloy’s past Posse participants (most recently Kelly Santiago ’17) could also nominate students. Nominees must go through a dynamic assessment that includes a skills test in groups, observed games and questions, and a one-on-one interview. As a result of this evaluation, The Posse Foundation selected Elizabeth, Johnny, and Gemma as finalists.

“The Posse Scholarship is significant in several ways,” said Mr. Gus Esgro, a College Guidance Counselor at Molloy. “First, students are empowered to be leaders on campus. Second, each recipient is plugged into an expansive nationwide network that includes other Posse Scholarship winners. Molloy’s network of Posse recipients also grows, resulting in more available nominations for future Stanners. Lastly, this scholarship removes the cost of tuition, allowing recipients to focus their energies on school without a financial burden. We are very proud that Elizabeth, Johnny, and Gemma are representing Molloy as Posse Scholars.” | More Information

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