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.

Mindy Mount

"I love how Rainier Scholars helps motivate talented students to excel.  The attitude is 'we expect you to accomplish great things, and the world is going to be a better place because you are here.'"

-Mindy Mount, Former Board Member

Rainier Scholars' Board of Trustees

Zander Doroski, Board Chair
Community Volunteer

Andy Jassy, Vice Chair

Reggie Brown, Treasurer
Community Volunteer

Diankha Linear, Secretary

Martha Bejar
Red Bison Advisory Gruop, LLC.

Kristina Ota Belfiore
Community Volunteer

David Clarke
Perkins Coie

Dave Cotter

Rod Jones
Battery Power Systems

Laura Orser
Community Volunteer

Rich Padden
Carney Badley Spellman

Sujal Patel
Community Volunteer

Gail Ransom
Ransom Development Services

Aaron Richmond
Endeavour Capital

John Snyder
Greenline Partners

Bob Strong
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc

Dr. Ed Taylor
University of Washington

Chris Toher
Skanska USA Building Inc.