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Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 DO-IT Scholars program

Apply here

The University of Washington’s DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool. Applicants that match the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

• are currently a sophomore or junior in high school in Washington State;
• have an aptitude and interest in attending college;
• have any disability such as, but not restricted to, mobility impairment, learning disability, sensory impairment, or health impairment; and
• are motivated to participate and interested in interacting with other students with a variety of disabilities.

Students are encouraged to work on and submit their applications in the fall and winter since priority is given to applications received before January 30, 2015. Applications received after January 30 will be considered on a space-available basis. Please feel free to make copies of the attached application, request additional printed copies from DO-IT, or distribute this email.

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, DO-IT Scholars attend a one-to-two week, live-in summer program on the University of Washington, Seattle 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.

If you would like more information about these programs, please contact the program at 206-685-3648 (v/TTY) or doit@uw.edu.