Education as a means toward opportunity


Come meet our Scholars and celebrate these remarkable students and all they have accomplished. Hear about our new initiatives to help our students achieve success in attaining their educational goals.

Why attend?

The mission of Palmer Scholars is to increase the number of low-income students of color from Pierce County who graduate from a post-secondary degree program.

Who will attend?

•  Palmer Scholars and their families
• Board Members
•  Staff
•  Community members
•  Volunteers
•  Donors

How can I participate?

  • Volunteer
  • Be a captain
  • Attend the event
  • Sponsor a table
  • Donate
  • Help Us To Create Hope And Opportunity Through Education

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Sally Bose, Executive Director, at


Stand Up and Cheer 2018 
Save the Date

Tuesday, April 24th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, Tacoma, WA



Dr. Ruben Burbank & Dr. Elijah Burbank

Deputy Prosecutor, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office

Our keynote speakers are twins and Palmer alumni who graduated from Wilson High School in 2003. You will be inspired by Dr. Ruben Burbank, a Critical Care Surgeon at OHSU, and Dr. Elijah Burbank, an Anesthesiologist at UW Medical Center. They will share their journey from Wilson High School to UW Medical School and beyond, as well as why they came back home to the Northwest. Come and meet our Scholars, past and present, and celebrate with us!


Costs of the Palmer Scholars Luncheon are covered by our sponsors.
100% of donations will help to fund scholarships, mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities for Scholars. We think a college education is truly something to Stand Up & Cheer about! Be there to cheer them on. More information to come.

For more information please contact:
Sally Bose, Executive Director or call 253-572-9008

Click Here To Register
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Thank you to our 2018 Stand Up & Cheer Sponsors

All funds raised go to directly serving our Scholars and help with college readiness training, mentoring, career preparation, community service programs, and scholarship. We are grateful for our 2018 sponsors and look forward to having you join us in celebrating our 35th anniversary! 

Stand Up and Cheer is vital to supporting the mission of Palmer Scholars. Having an education is truly something to Stand Up and Cheer about - for both the student and the community that will ultimately benefit from a well-educated work force. We are so grateful for the generous support of our community. Thank you again for helping us Create Hope and Opportunity through Education!

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Thank you to our 2017 Stand up and Cheer sponsors!

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