How to Apply – Tacoma

Who we serve

We focus on students of color most underrepresented on college campuses. The majority of our scholars are low income and will be first in their family to graduate from college. Rainier Scholars – Tacoma is a great fit for students who demonstrate curiosity, enjoy challenges and love to learn new things. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Currently enrolled in 4th grade in Tacoma Public Schools or a surrounding district
  • Identifies as a student of color
  • At or approaching grade level in reading and math

Family information meetings

If your family is interested in applying to Rainier Scholars, we invite you to attend one of our family information meetings. Families must attend an information meeting in order to apply.

Recruitment for Cohort 3 will begin in Fall 2023.

Application Process

How to nominate a student

Parents, do you have a cousin or neighbor in mind for the program?
Are you a teacher or community member who knows a 4th grader who might be a good fit?

Still have questions? Contact our Director of Recruitment & Community Engagement, Nicole Anthony, at 253.219.7378