New York, NY, July 03, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Travelers CEO Alan Schnitzer, The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Tim Shriver, Eli Lilly and Company Chairman & CEO David Ricks and Common Application President & CEO Jenny Rickard will each host and mentor a member of the third cohort of Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows in summer 2019.
The Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program selects five outstanding Posse Scholars in their second year of college to receive a generous stipend and a prestigious summer internship with a leader in one of the following industries: arts, media & entertainment, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), law & government, education & nonprofit, and business & finance.
The 2019 Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows are Posse Scholars who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated exceptional leadership potential. Their summer mentorship pairings are:
Indira Rivera (Trinity College) from New York, New York
with Travelers CEO Alan Schnitzer
Gloria Oladipo (Cornell University) from Chicago, Illinois
with The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Gurbir Singh (University of California, Berkeley) from Los Angeles, California
with Special Olympics Chairman of the Board Tim Shriver
Izabelle Fernandez (Wellesley College) from Houston, Texas
with Eli Lilly and Company Chairman & CEO David Ricks
Nicholas West (Vassar College via Posse Veterans Program) from Vacaville, California
with Common Application President & CEO Jenny Rickard
The Posse Foundation launched the Jeff Ubben Posse Fellows Program in 2017 in recognition of ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben, who served as Posse’s board chair from 2007 to 2016. During Ubben’s decade of service, he helped the organization establish 47 new college partnerships, double the number of Posse cities from five to ten, and build the organization’s assets to nearly $80 million.
About The Posse Foundation
Since 1989, The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained more than 9,200 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership. These students - many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes - have received a total of $1.4 billion in full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges since the program’s inception. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams - Posses - of 10 students. Posse Scholars persist and graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.
For more about The Posse Foundation, visit possefoundation.org.