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. 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.
Rainier Scholars cultivates the academic potential and leadership skills of hard-working, low-income students of color. By creating access to transformative educational opportunities and providing comprehensive support to scholars and families, we increase college graduation rates and empower new generations of leaders.
Eliminating barriers to educational opportunities and growing new generations of diverse college graduates, career professionals and community leaders.
Comprehensive academic and college preparation
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Middle School (6-8):
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
About 70% of our students are placed into private and independent schools.
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: