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For Immediate Release:
Jan. 6, 2016
For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us
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.

The Posse 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.

Students 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.

At 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.
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