Congratulations to our Posse Scholars!

Left to right: Salimata and Jovana

Congratulations to Salimata Dansoko and Jovana Bijelic from the High School for Health Professions and Human Services who have been awarded full four-year scholarships to college through the Posse Foundation.

Recipients are chosen based on their ability to exemplify leadership in the 21st century and who authentically represent our diverse and multicultural society. Scholars are supported by Posse staff through the entirety of their college career with campus visits, mentoring and weekend-long retreats to ensure students persist in their studies, graduate and go on to become leaders after college.

CDI’s college advisors guide students through every step of the application process starting in the spring of their junior years. After many essays, interviews and letters of recommendation, scholars are chosen in December. It’s a difficult process, but those who apply the hard work needed are rewarded with a full ride to prestigious and highly selective schools. “It still doesn’t feel real!” Salimata said. “The whole process took so long, but it was totally worth it.” Salimata will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison while Jovana will be heading to Brandeis University in the fall.

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