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:

Alison Krupnick
Marketing and Communications Director
Email or call (206) 838-6674

Rainier Scholars in the media

The Seattle Times: “‘I didn’t know it was that bad’: Students learn about Washington’s school-funding system” (August 27, 2019)

The Seattle Times: “Schools should be a path to equality, not a segregated obstacle” (April 6, 2017)

The Seattle Times: “Gifted programs across Washington leave out black and Latino students — but Federal Way is one model for change” (April 2, 2017)

KUOW Public Radio: “Racial literacy gap hurts all Americans, black teacher says” (February 13, 2017)

GeekWire: “Amazon toots charitable-horn for the holidays with charitable giving to non-profits” (December 23, 2016)

KING 5 News: “Giving Day: Rainier Scholars” (July 10, 2016)

GoSouthSeattle.com: “Rainier Scholars Gets Google Grant for STEM Literacy” (April 22, 2016)

MyNorthwest.com: “From Streets of Seattle to Stanford, Rainier Scholars Breaking Education Color Barrier” (March 29, 2016)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Impatient Optimists Blog: “Seattle’s Rainier Scholars: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders” (August 27, 2015)

The Seattle Times: “How to improve schools? Some students say: Lower class size” (August 29, 2014)

Q13 FOX News: “Making the Grade: Local Program Helps Kids Dream Big for College” (June 10, 2014)

PBS News Hour: “Year-Round School Commits to Students from Middle School to Last Day of College” (August 21, 2012)

Social Venture Partners: “Nam Ngo and Rainier Scholars: Investees in Action” (November 11, 2009)

Microsoft’s Community Affairs: “Academic Program Challenges Minority Students to Aim High”

The Gates Foundation: “Grantee Highlight: Rainier Scholars”

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