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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

High School Scholars Tackle Tough Issues at Leadership Retreat

17 high school juniors and seniors presented data on funding sources, courses/clubs and teacher-student ratios found in private and public schools throughout our city, as well as contributing factors such as access to transportation, affordable housing and health services in our neighborhoods.

Giving dollars to a "think tank" charged with finding solutions to these problems and the psychological impact it has on students seemed like a most worthy investment. Leadership Retreat 5 students were then "awarded" $1M in grant monies, based on their excellent analysis of issues around educational equity in Seattle.


Just one of three Leadership Retreats happening over the long weekend, this group dug deep and shared personal stories, concerns, and their belief that when it comes to race relations and equity, while we've come a long way, there is still a very long way to go. But they are committed to being part of the solution - giving us all hope for the future.