Program Updates

Earlier Start

Learn about our Earlier Start Initiative!

A Rewarding Career Path

A scholar with a passion for photography finds a rewarding career!

College Support for Scholar Success

College visits freshmen year provide scholars essential, in-person support from their counselors.

Colleges and Universities with 2015 Rainier Scholars Graduates

Rainier Scholars is proud to celebrate the upcoming graduation of scholars from 25 colleges across the nation!

High School Scholars Tackle Tough Issues at Leadership Retreat

Rainier Scholars students analyze and present findings on obstacles to educational equity.

Colleges and universities attended by Cohorts I - VI 2014 - 2015

We currently serve 176 scholars at 73 different colleges and universities in 22 states.

Cohort VI transitioning to college

Summer retreat to prepare rising college freshmen.

High School Senior Scholars headed to college this fall

Congratulations to Cohort VI on their college decisions!

Cohort I and II scholars are college graduates and career professionals

Rainier Scholars first graduates emerged, spring of 2013.

Teacher Recommendations

Teachers need to complete one recommendation form for each individual student in their classroom applying to Rainier Scholars.

Students are interviewed throughout the month of March; please check with
your students(s) regarding their date so that you can complete the recommendation prior to the student's interview. All information will be kep confidential. We will be interviewing students throughout the month of March, with deliberations in April.

Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully answer the following questions about your student. Your input is extremely valuable to us.

Recommendations can be filled out either online or you can print the form and fill it out and return it.  Please find these options below.

Online Teacher Recommendation Form (4th & 5th grade):


Download and Print - Teacher Recommendation Form:
4th Grade recommendations
5th Grade recommendations

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:  
JT Williams, Director of Recruitment, 206-407-2144 or jwilliams@rainierscholars.org.
Address: Rainier Scholars, C/O Recruitment, 2100 24th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144