“Education lies at the heart of changing a life trajectory.”
Bob Hurlbut, Founder, Rainier Scholars
Where hope and hard work meet access and opportunity
Rainier Scholars is a 12-year program that offers a pathway to college graduation for hard-working, low-income students of color. We provide intensive academic preparation, leadership development and personalized support so our scholars can earn their four-year degrees and become career professionals and leaders in our community.
Graduate from a 4-year college
We help our scholars discover their true capabilities so they can access life-changing opportunities.
Learn skills needed for success
Our scholars develop the leadership and personal skills needed for academic success and for life.
Belong to an inspiring community
Our scholars join an inspiring community that offers personalized support from classroom to college and career.
“You saw me as someone who is capable of great things. And I believed it.”
Anthony Greene, Cohort I, University Prep, Occidental College, class of 2013, Year Up
Join us on a 12-year journey and beyond
Rainier Scholars has transformed the lives of more than 700 students and their families.
Scholars who earn placement in college prep programs
Scholars who have been admitted to 4-year colleges and universities