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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.

Program Updates

Cohort I and II scholars are college graduates and career professionals

In the spring of 2013, Cohort I became Rainier Scholars first college graduates. Many of these scholars have started their careers and now work at a wide range of organizations and companies including Boeing, Yahoo!, Nordstrom, Waggener Edstrom, Teach for America and Liberty Mutual.


In 2009 and 2010 100% of Cohort I and II scholars were admitted to four year colleges and universities. Cohort I and II scholars were admitted to colleges and universities including:


  • Academy of Art University
  • Amherst College
  • Arizona State University
  • Babson College
  • Barnard College
  • Barry University
  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central Washington University
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University - Portland
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Elon University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Eugene Lang College
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fordham University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Goucher College
  • Hamilton College
  • Haverford College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Howard University
  • Iowa State University
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Knox College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Macalester College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Middlebury College
  • Middlebury College
  • Miles College
  • Mills College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • Norfolk State
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Oxford College of Emory University
  • Pacific University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • Prescott College
  • Reed College
  • Rider University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Scripps College
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Seattle University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • St. John's University - Queens
  • St. John's University, Manhattan Campus
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • The University of Montana, Missoula
  • The University of Tampa
  • Trinity University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Portland
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington (Honors Program)
  • University of Washington, Bothell
  • Vassar College
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia State
  • Washington State University
  • Washington State University
  • Webster University
  • Wellesley College
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whittier College
  • Willamette University
  • Williams College
  • Xavier University, Ohio
  • Yale University