Rainier Scholars 2024 Luncheon

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 
Registration  |  Check-in 11:30 a.m. – Noon PT 

Program  |  Noon – 1:30 p.m. PT 

Sheraton Grand Hotel
Grand Ballroom

Rainier Scholars works to advance educational equity by unlocking access and opportunity for underrepresented students of color. Starting in 5th grade and continuing to and through college, Rainier Scholars empowers academic and personal achievement through culturally relevant curriculum and opportunities that expand and strengthen our  scholars' experience. Scholars navigate systemic barriers by leaning into the program’s EPIC values of Excellence, Perseverance, Integrity, and Courage.

The influence of Rainier Scholars extends well beyond individual scholars; its impact can be felt by entire communities.

Experience the EPIC transformation that scholars and alumni are leading in their schools, families, workplaces and beyond.

Join us for a fundraising luncheon to honor and celebrate our scholars, families and alumni as they share their remarkable journeys and EPIC accomplishments.

The deadline has passed to register as an In-Person Attendee for the Luncheon; if you are interested in attending in-person at the Sheraton, please contact your table captain/sponsor, or giving@rainierscholars.org, to inquire about space.

To view the livestream, please register as a Virtual Attendee.

Registration is free for all. We invite you to support educational equity and Rainier Scholars by making a gift before or during the event.

Let’s be EPIC! Join us so we can create change together.

With program sites in Seattle and Tacoma, we continue to grow our impact while keeping our scholars and families at the center of everything we do. 

Creating systemic change and lasting impact takes all of us. Your partnership, generosity and commitment to our shared vision helps propel us forward. What’s more  EPIC than that?

Thank you for being EPIC!

Colleges & Universities with 2023 Rainier Scholars Graduates

Ashesi University Seattle Pacific University
Brandeis University Seattle University
Bryn Mawr College Simmons University
Carleton College Stanford University
College of Holy Cross University of New Mexico
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott University of Southern California
Emory University University of Washington
Evergreen State College University of Washington-Seattle
Howard University Western Washington University
Pomona College Whitman College

About Rainier Scholars

Rainier Scholars cultivates the academic and leadership potential of underrepresented students of color through rigorous, transformative opportunities that increase college graduation rates and empower new generations of leaders. We envision a just and inclusive society with equitable representation of people of color at all levels of leadership and influence.   

By the numbers:

  • Students receive 1,000 hours of educational enrichment between 5-7th grade.

  • 94% of 2023 high school graduating scholars attended a four-year college or university.

  • 89% of 2023 eligible scholars have graduated, or are on track to graduate, from four-year colleges and universities.

  • 97% of 2023 college graduates are in full time jobs or enrolled in graduate school programs aligned with their interests.

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