Attention Potential 1997 DO-IT Scholars!

October, 1996

We are actively recruiting U.S. high school Sophomores with disabilities to participate in the DO-IT Scholars program. Juniors may also apply. Candidates must be interested in science, engineering, technology or mathematics and plan to attend college. We are particularly interested in attracting students who will be come leaders and are interested in helping others with disabilities achieve success. DO-IT is primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.

New DO-IT Scholars will attend a two-week, live-in summer program at the University of Washington in August of 1997. If not already available, Scholars are loaned computer systems that they keep in their homes. They gain access to the Internet network to obtain information to pursue their studies and to communicate with staff, Scholars, and Mentors. They communicate year-round, return to the UW for a second Summer Study program and have opportunities to participate in internships and other worthwhile experiences. As Scholars move on to college they become DO-IT Ambassadors, sharing their experiences with younger Scholars.

For details about the DO-IT Scholars program, check out our World Wide Web home page at http://www.washington.edu/doit/ or send electronic mail to doit@u.washington.edu. Our phone number is (206) 685-doit. Call or e-mail us to request a copy of the DO-IT Scholar application packet. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an on-going basis. Potential applicants should submit their applications as soon as possible and no later than January 31, 1997.

Pass the word along to others who might be interested or know students who might be interested in this great opportunity.

Thanks.

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph. D.
DO-IT Director