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.

Each spring we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our scholars made possible by their hard work, commitment and the generous support of our community. From our youngest students building a college vision to our high school seniors announcing their college decisions, the return on investment is clear as college graduates infuse our community with their diverse perspectives and leadership.

Join us for a luncheon filled with inspiration and hope!
To reserve your seat:
� Contact your table captain directly and confirm your attendance
� Register via email with Rainier Scholars at rsvp@rainierscholars.org

Table Captains:
Your leadership and commitment to our mission will fill the room with those who believe in equity, access and opportunity. Your guests will be inspired by our scholar's stories and accomplishments.If you would like to join our 2017 Table Captain Team please contact Mary Bristow mbristow@rainierscholars.org or call 206.407.2115

Our event is attended by business and community leaders, including corporate partners who align with our mission and goals and wish to invest in the future of our region. If your company is interested in sponsorship, please contact Bethany Furubayashi bfurubayashi@rainierscholars.org  or call 206.407.2181

The vision of Rainier Scholars is one of breaking barriers... that with opportunity and education, our scholars can truly grow into the leaders of tomorrow. Thank you for being an important part of this vision of success.

Our 10th Annual Luncheon Pathways of Purpose, Lives of Leadership, held on April 20, 2016 was a resounding success thanks to the extraordinary support from our Rainier Scholars community. 

To get excited about our event this year and a sense of the scholars we serve, please see our video from last year's Luncheon below.

Thank you to our 2016 Luncheon Sponsors!

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Summa Cum Laude

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Cum Laude 
Asian Bar Association of Washington
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-Black Philanthropic Partnership
Brighton Jones

Cochran, Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Madrona Venture Group
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
North Coast Electric Company

Pacific Portfolio Consulting, LLC
Paula's Choice Skincare
Perkins Coie
Safeco Insurance
Savers | Value Village
Uresco & The Lissy Moore Foundation
Vulcan Inc.
Whitepages, Inc.

The presence and collective impact of our sponsors is featured in our 2016 Event Wrap Book

2016 Luncheon Video

We invite you to view our 10th Annual Luncheon video 'Pathways of Purpose, Lives of Leadership'.

Featured are three scholars, Karen Lobos, Abe Bui and Askhari Corr, who share personal stories of their Rainier Scholars experience from sixth grade through college graduation.  These scholars represent over 600 more, and hundreds to follow, as they continue to defy significant odds to earn college degrees and lead lives of purpose and leadership.