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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 VI transitioning to college

In August 2014, the College Support Team and 33 rising college freshman from Cohort VI participated in a College 101 Retreat at The Firs in Bellingham. The retreat is designed to give new college students skills and resources to be successful as they enter colleges and universities across the country. Workshops included Academics 101, Financial Aid, Diversity, Social Life and Career Chats, (one-on-one conversations with our College Internship Team).

New activities included a workshop on The Worth of a College Degree, Understanding Your Own Power and Privilege and a powerful campfire circle where students reflected on one thing they wanted to leave behind as they move forward with this new part of their educational and personal journey.