Meet the 2023 DO-IT Scholars!

By Sheryl Burgstahler, DO-IT Director, and Tami Tidwell, DO-IT Staff
2023 DO-IT Scholars group photo

This summer DO-IT hosted its thirty-first annual Summer Study program for DO‑IT Scholars in a brand new format: Hybrid. The first two weeks were hosted online, allowing Scholars to connect across the state while learning about postsecondary education, life on a college campus, challenging academic and career fields, networking, and technology. The last week allowed students to experience these topics in-person with hands-on learning and while getting to apply what they learned online in the classroom and dorms. DO-IT continues to create a safe and inclusive environment for all while allowing Scholars to prepare for college in a variety of methods, all while having fun along the way.

This year's Scholars come from all across Washington State, including Bellevue, Burien, Camas, Cusick, Des Moines, Edmonds, Friday Harbor, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Medical Lake, Redmond, Shoreline, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Vancouver. They have interests in animals, music, art, reading, history, robotics, choir, movies, gaming, swimming, basketball, traveling, photography, and more.

Scholars expressed interest in a variety of careers, including veterinarian, computer scientist, teacher, doctor, environmental scientist, psychiatrist, lawyer, and actor. The DO-IT Program offers exploration in challenging college programs and offers support for Scholars as they apply and attend school, and eventually apply for exciting and competitive career options.

Primary funding for the Scholars program is provided by Washington State. To learn more, visit the DO-IT Scholars website.