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.

Rainier Scholars Awards

  • 2015, Champion of Freedom Award, Washington Policy Center
  • 2015, Community Leadership Award for Leadership in Public Education, Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA)
  • 2015, Outstanding Community Leadership and Service to Education Award, Seattle Public Schools / Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) District 110
  • 2014, Silver Winner Award for Youth Development, Community Impact Awards, Seattle Business Magazine
  • 2014, Finalist for Project Roadmap Award, Project Road Map
  • 2012, Neighborhood Builder Award, Bank of America
  • 2012, Building Our Future Award, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2008, Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Education, KCTS Channel 9
  • 2006, Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Outstanding Contribution toward "Re-Igniting the Dream," City of Seattle