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.

Phase Four: College Support (CS)

Our scholars know that completing the Rainier Scholars program means earning their college degrees. To help them, we continue providing them with academic and emotional support from their first days on campus until they finally stride across the graduation stage and become program alums. Prior to departure for campus, all Rainier Scholars read Making the Most of College by Richard Light and explore what it means to have a fulfilling college experience which prepares them for the world awaiting them on graduation day and their critical role of leadership in it.

Support services include:

  • Comprehensive College 101 Retreat prior to fall of freshman year, addressing issues of: academic courses, major and minor selection, financial aid, navigating the social landscape of college life and creating a healthy and holistic life on campus
  • Counselors who regularly connect with students and track their progress on campuses around the country
  • Academic, financial and socio-emotional support services for struggling students
  • A communications network enabling scholars to connect with and support one another
  • Professional networking and mentoring opportunities