University of Washington is seeking high school students with disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Administration

Jan. 26, 2022

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)

The DO-IT center at the University of Washington is seeking high school students with disabilities in WA who want to go to college. DO-IT Scholars are not charged for instructional materials, housing, meals, activities, and accommodations such as sign language interpreters at Summer Study sessions and may apply for funding to assist with the costs associated with travel and/or hiring personal care assistants. The DO-IT Center is especially hoping to get applications from students in rural areas in Washington, BIPOC students, students in foster care, and students from intersecting marginalized backgrounds. 

Each Scholar will be provided with a laptop and any necessary assistive technology. Throughout the school year, Scholars connect with program staff, mentors, and each other. They participate in DO-IT events, complete projects, and receive valuable information and support for the transition to college. Students are encouraged to consider a variety of postsecondary programs that best suit their academic interests and unique circumstances.

Learn more by attending an information session!

Please drop into an information session via Zoom to learn more. The DO-IT Center's staff can answer questions about the application process and clarify program components.  Join via Zoom here or enter meeting ID: 941 3809 8487. 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, 2–2:30 p.m., PST
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 6:00–6:30 p.m., PST
  • Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, 4:00–4:30 p.m., PST

Priority will be given to applications received by Jan. 30. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Paper applications were sent to all high schools in Washington state, you can also request a printed application by emailing

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