University of Washington offers college prep help for students with disabilities
January 3, 2013
NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013
The University of Washington’s DO-IT Scholars program invites applications from Washington state high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities who are interested in preparing for college and challenging careers.
DO-IT, which stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology, introduces high school students with disabilities to technology, peer support and work-based learning in an effort to help them be successful in a college environment.
Now in its 21st year, the program selects about 16 students to participate annually. It is looking for students with a disability such as a mobility impairment, learning disability, sensory impairment or health condition who want to meet other college-bound students with disabilities.
Participants will travel to Seattle to take part in a one- or two-week program in which they participate in academic lectures and labs; live in residence halls; and practice skills that will help them become independent and successful in college.
The program, including housing and accommodation is free. The last day to submit an application is Jan. 10.
Call 206-685-3648 or go to http://www.washington.edu/doit/Programs/scholar.html to learn more.