Two Edison Students Receive Full-Tuition, Four-Year Scholarships!

Fourteen MCPS students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships from the POSSE Foundation.  The POSSE program identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential that may have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes.  Each student had to go through multiple rounds of interviews to ultimately be chosen as finalists for this competitive and prestigious scholarship.

Nationally, 58 colleges and universities offer full-tuition, merit scholarships to students throughout the country and create multicultural teams - called Posses - on each campus.  These student teams receive professional guidance before and throughout college and provide support to one another.  On campus, these students serve important leadership roles.

Nominated by Thomas Edison High School of Technology, the following Edison students were among the fourteen recipients from MCPS:

  • Mahlet Tedla (Blair), Academy of Health Professions (AM) - University of Rochester
  • Jefferson Guerra (Quince Orchard), Academy of Health Professions (PM) - Sewanee: The University of the South

On January 8th, students were honored at a ceremony at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC.  

Congratulations to Mahlet and Jefferson!!!

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