R.I.S.E Conference

Event Date

To be announced.

Target Group

Pacific Islander high school juniors and seniors.


Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) is a one-day conference designed to engage Pacific Islander high school juniors and seniors interested in applying to the University of Washington – Seattle. RISE participants will be exposed to a variety of resources designed to assist them in the process of applying to a 4-year University like UW. Students will engage current UW Pacific Islander students, UW faculty, staff, key community members and will be privy to much information including the following: college admissions and comprehensive writing workshops, scholarship resources, cultural empowerment activities, and an extensive college network that will support and mentor them through the college application process.


Toka Valu: toka8@uw.edu, (206) 543-4528


Coming soon.

Application Deadline

To be announced.

Additional Information

  • An updated copy of  your transcript (unofficial ok)  is required as part of your application.
  • A completed copy of the RISE parent permission form must also accompany your application
  • Be sure to look into this great scholarship opportunity! – Gates Millennium Scholarship