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!

2018-19 Alumni Council Meeting Dates

Meetings are held at Rainier Scholars unless otherwise indicated: 2100 24th Ave S, Suite 360A, Seattle, WA 98144

2018-19 Meeting dates:

  • July 9, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Aug 13, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Sep 17, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Oct 8, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Nov 13, 2018 @ 7pm*
  • Dec 11, 2018 @ 7pm
  • Jan 14, 2019 @ 7pm
  • Feb 11, 2019 @ 7pm
  • Mar 11, 2019 @ 7pm
  • Apr 8, 2019 @ 7pm
  • May 13, 2019 @ 7pm
  • Jun 10, 2019 @ 7pm

*With Veteran’s Day on Monday, Nov 12, this meeting will be held on Tuesday 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 Kimberly Petersen for details.


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

Pay it forward

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

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

Xueying Chen, Cohort IV, Garfield High School, Wellesley College, class of 2016  


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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