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It Can Only Take an Introduction…

The vision of Rainier Scholars extends beyond college graduation by creating leaders who embrace the challenges facing our country and our world. Cultivating professional networks is a critical part of this process as our scholars build rewarding careers. The work of...

Preparation Meets Opportunity

        William Watson, Cohort 11, spoke of his Rainier Scholars journey at the 2017 Bricks & Books auction, co-hosted with Skanska. Good evening. My name is William Watson, and like Jayda, I am a proud Rainier Scholar. I am a junior at The Bush School and this...

Don’t Just Wish For It

        Jayda Williams, Cohort 15, shared the story of her Rainier Scholars journey at the 2017 Bricks & Books auction, co-hosted with Skanska. Good evening. One of my favorite quotes from the founder of Rainier Scholars, Bob Hurlbut, is “Don’t just wish for it,...

Summer Learning – Opportunities to Broaden Horizons

This year 66 middle and high school scholars attended 34 different summer enrichment programs including 18 scholars who traveled outside the state of Washington to attend east and west coast summer boarding schools. Yary Villegas, Cohort 13 Class of 2021, Highline...

Internships – Real world experience

When it comes to identifying and developing a career pursuit, nothing beats real world experience. Internships are more than just something to put on your resume. They are a window into the world of work and how companies function. As our scholars gain professional...

Supporting Our Remarkable Scholars

My Field Work Insights –Marilyn Lopez, Academic Counselor As school visits with our scholars start winding down and I prepare to write mid-year student reports, I can’t help but admire our scholars. The range of questions that my students have posed and the...