WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- An organization that received some of President Obama’s Nobel Prize money is partnering with William & Mary to provide scholarships at the university.
The school in Williamsburg, Virginia, said in a statement Thursday that it’s partnering with The Posse Foundation.
Many of the scholarship recipients will be underrepresented students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.
The Posse Foundation recruits and trains students who show extraordinary leadership and academic potential.
The foundation's work with William & Mary will be the first time students are selected from Virginia.
Starting next fall, the school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 10 students from the state.