UW News

January 6, 2016

DO-IT looking for high school student scholars

DO-IT, a University of Washington program, is looking for high school students with disabilities to apply to be program scholars.

Applicants must be a current high school sophomore or junior in Washington, have an aptitude and interest in attending college, have any disability, and must be motivated to participate and interested in interacting with other students with a variety of disabilities.

The application can be found online.

Applicants who are selected as DO-IT scholars are loaned computers and adaptive technology needed to participate in electronic mentoring and Internet support year-round. For up to three summers scholars attend a one- to two-week, live-in summer program on the UW campus, where they learn about college selection, challenging careers, self-advocacy and adaptive technology.

Applications are accepted throughout the school year for the upcoming summer.

Students are encouraged to work on and submit their applications in the fall and winter since priority is given to applications received before Jan. 30. Applications received after Jan. 30 will be considered on a space-available basis.

For more information about these programs, contact DO-IT at 206-685-3648 (v/TTY) or doit@uw.edu.