Posse Scholars

Of the 10 Bay Area recipients of the Posse Foundation Scholarship award—a four-year, full-tuition, leadership scholarship—four came from Summit Public Schools’ Bay Area schools. The highly sought-after scholarship is awarded to high school seniors across the nation who show extraordinary leadership potential. This year, over 500 students from around the Bay Area were nominated for the award by educators and community members.

Recipients of the scholarship must be nominated for the award and go through a rigorous application process. Three of the 10 scholarship recipients are graduating from Summit Shasta in Daly City. The fourth recipient is graduating from Summit Tahoma in San Jose. Three of the four 2022 Posse scholarship award recipients representing Summit Public Schools have shared their stories:

Tiffany Alfaro, a Summit Shasta senior and one of the recipients, will use the award to attend the University of Puget Sound in Washington this fall. The daughter of first-generation Central American immigrant parents, the scholarship will enable Tiffany to pursue her goal of working in the mental health sector and giving back to her community.

Another Summit Posse scholar, Jessica Johnson, played varsity basketball at Summit Shasta and will attend Lehigh University in Pennsylvania this fall to pursue her dream of becoming a neonatal nurse. “It is a dream come true being a first generation college student in my family,” says Jessica. “I want to be a good role model for them.”

For Summit Tahoma Posse scholar, Michael Segura, the scholarship will enable him to attend Boston University, where he plans to study medicine and pursue a career in the medical field. He says the guidance and encouragement from his mentor and teachers at Summit pushed him to apply for the scholarship. He credits the Summit community for offering him opportunities to pursue his interests and goals outside of the classroom and to give back to his community.

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