Senior Darrell Sanders receives prestigious Posse Scholar award

December 14, 2015

Oak Park and River Forest High School is pleased to announce that senior Darrell Sanders has been named one of the 10 Chicago-area Posse Scholars by the Posse Foundation. He was chosen from nearly 3,000 area students who applied.

The Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit with chapters in 10 major cities, chooses students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by the traditional college selection process. Working with top-tier partner colleges and universities, each chapter chooses a group of 10 students—a “posse”—and places them in supportive, multicultural teams at a single institution.

As this year’s Chicago chapter Posse Scholars, Darrell and the nine other local honorees will receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. “Receiving this scholarship is the greatest honor and privilege,” Darrell said. “This opportunity serves my future, but it is also a chance to give back to my parents the time and dedication they have invested in me throughout my life.” Darrell plans to major in biology and minor in computer science.