We’ve got a lot of great stories to share

Welcome to Rainier Scholars Press Room, the home for publications and materials that share the unique work we do and our impact.

Download our Press Sheet for information on our program, the scope of our scholars’ success and the outcomes we achieved. To read about our history, our mission and who we serve, see our electronic brochure.

“We expect nothing less than humanitarian and leadership excellence from our graduates.”

Sarah Smith, Executive Director

Contact us

For a complete press kit or to speak to us about our program, contact:

Mary Bristow
Director of Development
Email or call (206) 407-2115

Rainier Scholars in the media

Seattle Times: Schools should be a path to equality, not a segregated obstacle

Seattle Times: Gifted programs across Washington leave out black and Latino students — but Federal Way is one model for change

Univision: Differences in Treatment (Differencias en el Trato)

GeekWire: Amazon toots charitable-horn for the holidays with charitable giving to non-profits (Rainier Scholars featured)

KUOW Radio: Racial Literacy Gap Hurts All Americans, Black Teacher Says

PBS News Hour: Year Round School Commits to Students to Middle School to Last Day of College

KING 5 TV: Profile Story on Rainier Scholars

Go South Seattle: Rainier Scholars Gets Google Grant for STEM Literacy

My Northwest.com: From Streets of Seattle to Stanford, Rainier Scholars Breaking Education Color Barrier

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists Blog: Seattle’s Rainier Scholars: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

The Seattle Times Education Lab Blog: How to improve schools? Some students say: Lower class size

Q 13 Fox New This Morning: Making the Grade: Local Program Helps Kids Dream Big for College

Microsoft Community Affairs | Employees Making a Difference: Academic Program Challenges Minority Students to Aim High

Social Venture Partners: Nam Ngo and Rainier Scholars: Investees in Action video

Gates Foundation: Grantee Highlights: Rainier Scholars

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We walk beside our scholars throughout their journey to college graduation and beyond. Your belief in our work and our scholars enriches our region, developing college graduates and leaders who reflect the diversity of our communities and our world.

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