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...

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...

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...

Inesperado y poderoso: Mi experiencia con Rainier Scholars

Por Nicolas Correal Hoy les quiero presentar a mi compañero de trabajo Pablo. Llevo trabajando con Pablo más de 10 años. Él es una persona que como yo tiene un trabajo, paga una renta y le gusta ir a los partidos de los Sounders. Muchas veces nos encontrábamos a la...

Taking a Stand for Social Justice

By Cheyenne Brashear The words incarceration and restorative justice flow easily in conversation from Cheyenne Brashear, a Rainier Scholar and senior at The Bush School. As a young person, Cheyenne has a deeper understanding of the juvenile justice system than most...

Explaining a Life-Changing Experience

As a recent college graduate, I’ve had some time to reflect on the experiences that have been vital to my academic journey and Rainier Scholars seems to be the one that stands out the most. Whenever I hear the question, “So what is Rainier Scholars?”, so many amazing...

Teaming Up with Tutors

“When students make a change to their study habits or access new resources that make a difference—that makes my day. I love it when they move from ‘I’ll try to I AM doing it!” Jackie Billups leads the Rainier Scholars Homework Center and Tutoring Service and is also...

Bringing it Full Circle – A New Generation of Leaders

As one of the newest members of the Development team, I recently attended my first Rainier Scholars event. I was inspired to witness our college graduates share their insights and act as strong champions for a new wave of young professionals.   For those who want to...