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UW Do-It Scholars apply by 1/30

DO-IT Scholars prepares Washington State high school students with disabilities for success in college and careers. Scholars attend Summer Study sessions, held during three consecutive summers at the University of Washington campus. This allows students to experience college life and work on self advocacy skills. Throughout the school year, Scholars connect with program staff, DO-IT Mentors, and each other using email and e-lists. They also meet in-person at DO-IT events, complete individual and group projects, and receive valuable information and support for the transition to college. 

DO-IT Scholars is a comprehensive program that empowers students with disabilities to succeed in challenging fields of study and employment. Toward this goal, the program provides students:

  • access to technology,
  • peer support,
  • mentor support,
  • college preparation, and
  • work-based learning.
 
Criteria

DO-IT Scholars is a competitive program that accepts a cohort of 15-20 students per year. A qualified applicant fits all of the following criteria:  

  • is a high school sophomore or junior
  • has a disability
  • lives or attends school in Washington State
  • has aptitude and interest in studying at a college

Brochure:  https://www.washington.edu/doit/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Scholars_Brochure_10_29_19.pdf