University of Washington offers program for students with disabilities

January 8, 2013

By Staff

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 application deadline is Jan. 10.

Learn more by calling 206-685-3648, or download forms at http://www.washington.edu/doit/Programs/scholar.html.

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