Friendship Public Charter School is proud to announce two students have won Posse Scholarships. This year’s winners are Adrian Bowie and Benjamin Bulluck.

They will attend Sewanee: The University of the South and Lafayette College respectively.

The recipients will receive four-year full-tuition scholarships from colleges that partner with the Posse Foundation.

“Through hard work and determination Adrian and Benjamin have earned scholarships and set a positive example we hope all of our students will follow,” said Donald Hense, chairman of Friendship Public Charter School. “We look forward to working with the Posse Foundation to help these students not only make it to college but graduate and become tomorrow’s leaders.”

Friendship’s mission is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.

Friendship Public Charter School was founded in 1997, has six charter campuses and run one traditional public school in the District, which serve over 4,000 students.

The graduation rate at Friendship’s Collegiate Academy is 94.76 percent – 22 percent higher than the graduation rate for D.C.’s traditional public high schools.

And 100 percent of the graduating class is accepted to college. Since 2005, Friendship students have earned 3,281 college credits in 21 different college courses.

Earlier this year three students also earned Gates Millennium scholarships that pay for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. In the last three years Friendship students have earned over $21 million in scholarships.

Since 1989, The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained 3,665 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential to become Posse Scholars. These students—many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes—receive four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner institutions of higher education. Most important, Posse Scholars graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers.