Bucknell has partnered with the Posse Foundation to bring exceptional student leaders and scholars to our community since 2005. The application and nomination process is coordinated by the Posse Foundation.

Bucknell and the Posse Foundation


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What is the Posse Foundation?

One of the most successful college access and leadership programs in the country, with offices in 10 cities and partnerships with 53 colleges and universities.

What cities does Bucknell partner with?

  • Washington D.C. - 2005-present
  • Boston - 2007-present
  • Los Angeles - 2010-present
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PossePlus Retreat

What is the PossePlus Retreat?

Annual, weekend-long retreat for Bucknell students, faculty and administration, with the goal of discussing important national issues. Attendees are invited by Posse Scholars. Recent topics include: Sticks & Stones: Language & Speech in a Diverse Society; What's Your Worth? Class, Power & Privilege in America and Crime & Punishment.

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Meet Some of Bucknell’s Posse Scholars


Ahmed Elnaiem '16

cell biology & biochemistry

Ahmed Elnaiem ’16

Growing as a Scientist

"Molecular biology was one of the most challenging but rewarding classes that I have taken. I feel that I have already grown as a scientist by taking it."

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