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Rainier Scholars Welcomes New Associate ED

Rainier Scholars Welcomes New Associate Executive Director

New! Our 2015-2016 Annual Report

Our Annual Report
Where Hope and Hard Work Meet Access and Opportunity

Goods for Grads! Starts Nov. 4!

#GoodsforGrads

Turn your gently used books, clothing or household items into support for our SCHOLARS!


Kicking Off Season Two with the Seahawks!

Kicking Off Season 2 with the Seahawks!

Join our Spirit of 12 Partner team!

Looking Back, Looking Forward and Gaining Momentum

Looking Back, Looking Forward and Gaining Momentum 

Gates Foundation and Rainier Scholars

15 years of history with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more, including a blog post featuring two Rainier Scholars!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

We're proud of our college graduates completing their degrees this spring!

Strengthening Friendships, Exploring New Things

7th-9th grade ACSS scholars stay plugged into the program through Saturday Events.

Juniors Up to the SAT Challenge

Rigorous preparation ensures high school scholars are ready to take college entrance exams.

Scholars expand their horizons with Juma Ventures and Woza Soccer!

Rainier Scholars + Community Partners = A World of Opportunity

Scholars Learn Lessons from Pete Carroll and the Seahawks

The Seahawks and Rainier Scholars know, "If you want to succeed forever, keep trying, never give up!"

Scholars Chosen to Join Seahawks Legion of Youth

Rainier Scholars, the Seahawks and Boeing Make a Winning Team!

Expert Panel Shares Insights on Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion

Education Happy Hour featured an enagaging discussion on what it means to be an inclusive workplace.

New Rainier Scholars Brochure

Check out our new organizational overview brochure!

Success Stories

Achieving Excellence

"I couldn't have done it without Rainier Scholars..."

Mr. Daniel Ewnetu, Cohort 9, is a current senior at Oregon Episcopal School, a boarding and day school in Portland, Oregon. He entered Rainier Scholars in 2009. His work ethic, commitment and willingness to take risks as evidenced by his leaving home for boarding school in 9th grade made him a shining example of excellence from the beginning.

Daniel was our first scholar to attend OES and has blazed the trail for so many other scholars to follow. He has excelled in both the classroom and in athletics, and in his junior year, won his class's highest award for the 11th grader who best embodies the characteristics, qualities and aspects of leadership embraced by the school.

He was elected student body president in his senior year and has taken to heart the concept that he represents himself, his family and Rainier Scholars in all that he does in the world.

Last week, Daniel learned that he was admitted early decision to Northwestern University in Chicago, where he intends to study business and finance. This is a dream come true for Daniel and his parents.

"Since the summer of my sixth grade, I have been pushed and pushed beyond what I thought were my limits and have achieved heights I had never anticipated. I am grateful for the enrichment I have received and continue to receive from Rainier Scholars and I'm sure it will raise me even higher in my next four years."

Congratulations Daniel. We could not be more proud. #pathwaysofpurpose #collegedreams #livesofleadership #rainierscholars