Let’s stay connected  

Welcome to your Rainier Scholars “home” for alumni – a place to stay up-to-date with news, events, resources and ways to keep up with some of the most interesting people on the planet. Whether you are a recent graduate or an alum of several years, you will forever be a member of the Rainier Scholars family.

A growing network of alumni

Our first college graduates emerged in spring of 2013, with a new class joining the alumni ranks each year.

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Meet a few of our alumni

Agnes Scott College, Deloitte & Touche

Marist College, Liberty Mutual/Safeco Insurance

University of Washington, Goizueta School of Business, Emory University

Alumni Affairs Council

Our Alumni Affairs Council is proud to support our growing alumni network. There are three major themes to the Alumni Affairs:

  • FUNraising
  • FRIENDraising
  • FUNDraising
A world where all individuals have equal access to educational and professional opportunities with the freedom to explore and achieve their full potential.
RS Alumni are committed to fostering the awareness and continual success of the organization through lifelong advocacy of equal access to education and professional networking for students from under-served backgrounds.

We aim to establish a positive cycle of community development by promoting intra-cohort achievement and providing mentorship to successive generations of Rainier Scholars.

Join us for an upcoming Alumni Council meeting!

2019-20 Alumni Council Meeting Dates

Alumni Council Meetings are held at Rainier Scholars, unless otherwise indicated:

2100 24th Ave S, Suite 360A, Seattle, WA 98144

2019-20 Alumni Council Meeting Dates:

  • Jul 8, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Aug 12, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Sep 9, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Oct 14, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Nov 12, 2019 at 7 pm*
  • Dec 9, 2019 at 7 pm
  • Jan 13, 2020 at 7 pm
  • Feb 10, 2020 at 7 pm
  • Mar 9, 2020 at 7 pm
  • Apr 13, 2020 at 7 pm
  • May 11, 2020 at 7 pm
  • Jun 8, 2020 at 7 pm

*With Veteran’s Day on Monday, Nov 11, this meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 12, instead. 

Stay connected

Our alumni stay in touch with one another and Rainier Scholars through social events (like our Alumni Cruise and Summer BBQ) and through volunteering. We also encourage alumni to come back and visit us at our Annual Luncheon in the spring.

Don’t live locally?  You can still keep tabs on alumni:

Read our alumni newsletters to catch up on the most recent news.

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

What’s your news?

Share the big events in your life – engagements, weddings, promotions, travel, moves, new jobs and more! Please keep in touch by submitting a short update.



Support our college students by sharing insights from your college-to-career journey as they prepare to do the same. Email Steph Salazar for details.


Be an ambassador for Rainier Scholars at workplace functions and other venues. For more information, email Alli Wan.

Pay it forward

Offer your perspective to middle and high school scholars eager to learn from your Rainier Scholars experiences. For more information, email Alli Wan.

“Rainier Scholars helped me determine the impact I want to make on the world.”

Xueying Chen, Cohort IV, Garfield High School ’12, Wellesley College ’16, Elite Scholars of China

Give back

It is meaningful to our community when our alumni give back. It is an affirmation of the program and its impact. Because many graduates are just starting out in a new job and getting that first apartment, the act of giving is most important, not the amount. Every gift signals that this is a program you are proud of and want to endorse.

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