1-6 - Wakefield Senior Earns Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship
For Immediate Release:
Jan. 6, 2016
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Wakefield Senior Earns Full-Tuition Posse Scholarship
Wakefield High School senior Rebeca Mercado-Rios was
selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from the Posse
Scholarship Foundation to attend partnering institution Bucknell
University. The award is worth more than $150,000.
Scholarship is a leadership and diversity program that started in 1989.
Posse Scholars utilize their leadership skills to create a learning
environment that is welcoming to students from all backgrounds.
are nominated by either their high school counselors or a
community-based organization. Students participated in a rigorous
selection process, called the Dynamic Assessment Process, from September
through December. The process included three rounds of interviews.
the end of the interview process, each student met with a team of
representatives from the college or university of their choice,
including the Dean of Admissions, tenured faculty and the school’s
president. The students were then selected through collaboration between
Posse staff and the partnering institutions.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, creed, color, religion, gender, age, economic status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and/or disability. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Violations of this policy should be reported to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services at 703-228-6008 or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at 703-228-6110.