A program for hard working and motivated students of color.
Currently, we serve 650
scholars through 15 cohorts with 60-65 new scholars added each year. We serve African-American, Hispanic/Latino, first generation Asian and Native American students who are most underrepresented on college campuses.
These students have the greatest number of barriers to achieving a college education:
Our scholars are distinguished as much by what they have as by what they don't have. All Rainier Scholars demonstrate innate cognitive ability, motivation and a strong work ethic. They share a desire to use education as a pathway to new possibilities.
"At Rainier Scholars we believe one's education, aspirations and life possibilities need not be determined by birthright, but rather by hard work and determination."