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.

Closing the opportunity gap, 60 minds at a time.

Each spring, we invite 60-65 promising students of color to embark on an 12-year, life-changing journey. It demands hard work and commitment. In exchange, it offers invaluable opportunity. The 12-year program model is divided in four distinct phases - Academic Enrichment, Academic Counseling and Support, Leadership Development and College Support.

Rainier Scholars' 12-year program model graphic:

Our program combines rigorous academics and leadership development with personalized support for scholars and families from 5th grade through college graduation. We are committed to eliminating barriers to educational opportunities and growing new generations of diverse college graduates, career professionals and community leaders.