Cathedral High School is proud to announce that two seniors have been selected by the Posse Foundation to receive Posse Scholarships. Kiara Ansley-Hinds ’20 and Tseday Robinson ‘20 will receive scholarships covering their full tuition for four years of university. Kiara will be attending Denison University and Tseday will study at Bucknell University.
The Posse Foundation provides mentoring and full-tuition scholarships from 58 partner colleges across the country. The foundation aims to train a future generation of leaders that reflect the rich demographic mix of the United States. Since 1989, Posse’s partner colleges have awarded $41.4 billion in scholarships.
The Posse application process is highly competitive. Students must be nominated for the scholarship; Kiara was nominated by Cathedral High School and Tseday was nominated by the New England Aquarium, where she currently interns after school. Applicants must advance through a series of interviews before the final recipients are selected.
“Cathedral did really well—our kids stand out,” said Nancy Lane, director of guidance at Cathedral. “These two [Kiara and Tseday] represent the school well.” Cathedral High School and Boston Latin Academy produced the highest number of Posse Scholarship recipients in the Boston area this year, both having two students selected.
Next year, Kiara will be attending Denison University in Ohio. She is planning to double major in Exercise Science and African American Studies. She will be joining two other Cathedral Alumni and Posse Scholars at Denison: Juan Pablo Zuluaga ’18 and Samuel Cintra ’19. Kiara’s hobbies include basketball, creating her own clothing line, and starting a blog.
“At Denison I plan to expand these hobbies,” said Kiara. “I am excited to connect with new people and experience new things next year.”
Tseday is excited to start at Bucknell University next year. She is looking forward to majoring in Animal Studies, which she says, “fits in to what I want to do and gives me the education to help me succeed in my field.” Tseday currently works at the New England Aquarium after school, where she works behind the scenes feeding animals such as jellyfish, seahorses and horseshoe crabs.
“My family is very excited,” said Tseday. “They feel like my hard work has paid off, but I feel like I still have more to do.” She will be the first Cathedral alumni to attend Bucknell University.
“The whole Cathedral High School community is proud of Kiara and Tseday, as they are both exceptional role models. We look forward to all they will accomplish in college and beyond”, said Paul Chisholm, Interim Head of School and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He added, “Cathedral is very proud of our record of having four Posse scholars selected in the last three years.”