Incight Newsletter 7th Edition



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PEOPLE OF ACTION   … and much more!

Scholarship for High School Seniors Interested in Health Care

Kaiser Permanente Northwest and the Oregon Health Career Center are offering up to 129 scholarships to graduating high school seniors with interest in heath care careers.

Check out their web site:

-$2,000 Scholarships
-Applicants must live in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area and attend a participating high school
-Applications are open to high school seniors only
-Scholarships are driven by teacher recommendations

Applications due: January 14, 2011

2010 Student Application

2010 Teacher Nomination Form

For more information, contact:

Sara Diaz

Scholarship Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Career Center
503-682-1300, extension 113

Life After High Shool: Moving on to College and Employment

2009 Life After High School
2009 Life After High School

Download the Flyer

When: Thursday March 18th, 2009
Time: 9:30 – 1:30
Where: NW Natural Building
220 N. W. Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Only $3 per personScholarships Available
Register by March 11Space is limited

To register please contact Incight (attn Rob Pollock) by phone or email:

ph. 971-244-0305

Agenda Highlights

  • Hear from college students with disabilities about their successes and challenges!
  • Ask questions and get answers from a panel of employes who are hiring!
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and at school!
  • Get help planning for college or employment!
  • Lunch will be provided!

Intended Audience

  • Students and young adults with disabilities (on an IEP or 504 plan)
  • Teachers
  • YTP Coordinators
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • School Couinselors
  • Parents

Download the Flyer

2009/2010 Incight Scholarship Recipients Announced

This has been an amazing summer for Incight. We received over 1,700 applications for our scholarship and it has been an extremely difficult task to narrow it down to only 100 individuals that will receive the award. We recruited leaders in the disability community to help us a review and rate the applications. Our review committee all agreed that that there are far more qualified applicants than there are scholarships to grant.

Here are the 2009/2010 Incight Scholars

Alexenia AldapeEric Allen

Jessica Andrade

Austin Angelus

Candace Attwood

Sara Azar

Taylor Bacon

Sandra Baroni

Kimberly Becker

Anna Bitencourt

Ming Canaday

Burkhardt Casey

Michelle Chebeir

Daniel Ciccarone

Ramiro  Cisneros

Shannon Coe

Susan Crane

Christina Davidson

Ryan DeLuca

Omer Faruk Demirer

Scott Douglas

Margaret Drew

Alison Ecker

Paul Faghan

Shavone Flores

Anthony Franco

Tingting Gao

Todd Gore

Amanda Goyne

Ashley Graff

Harrison Greanias

Daniel Guenther

Andrew Halpin

Rebecca Hernandez

Amarelis Hernandez

Kasey Hodges

Matthew Howard

Dominique Howard

Remington Howe

Anne Huguelet

Dustin Hunter

Hana Ikuta

Charles Ive

Alysha Jeans

Joanne Johnson

Ian Joslyn

Glen Kagan

Timothy Kelly

Jeffrey Kosmo

Russ Kroeker

Emily LangMark Larik

Jonah Lee

Peter Lenkey

Marneet Lewis

Meaghan Lopez-Mijares

Andrew Lyon

Richard Mason

Sean McAlpine

Charles McCarthy

Jordon McDonald

Angella Mentze

Grant Miller

Jennah Mittelsdorf

Brandon Morehouse

Ann Motl

Dustin Mueller

Andrew Munroe

Samuel Muwanguzi

DeeAn Nakagawa

Amber Nicholas

Cyndi Obasi

Brittany Oehlers

Cassandra O’Hearn

John Palmer

Jessica Perez

Jorge Perezchica

Nicholas Pitz

Thomas Porter

Russell Reitter

Eric Rissler

Kelley Roma

Hannah Salo

Victor Sanders

Anna Settle

Jennifer Shirley

Chrissy Spangenberg

Robert Thompson

Gus Townson

Elizabeth Underwood

Robyn Varner

Giacomo Vitko

Amelia Wallrich

Lorelei Walthall

Alex Wilson

Jessica Winchester

Logan Wirkuty

Elizabeth Woods

Briana Wright

Tony Zanolini

Unfortunately Incight cannot support every person that applied for our scholarship but Incight is a resource for every person with a disability. In addition to the scholarships that Incight grants we also have many other programs (employment, independence and networking) to support people with disabilities. You can find more about our programs at and learn how you can stay connected and benefit from Incight.

We wish all of our applicants the best of luck in the coming year and we hope to stay connected to all of you all!!!

2009/2010 Scholarship Announcement Pushed Back Two Weeks

To all of the 2009/2010 Incight Scholarship applicants,

Incight is working hard to sort through the last of the over 1700 scholarship applications.  The summer newsletter and the announcment of this years scholarship recipients will be pushed back two weeks to July 14th.

Thank you all for being so patient.  Decisions are tougher this year than ever before.

Thanks again,

The Incight Team
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 530
Portland, OR 97204

Incight in the Final Round of Scholarship Decisions

Incight Scholarship Applicants,

Today marks the first day of the last round of scholarship decisions.  This has been been a long process due to the unexpected huge return of applications – 1700 plus!  Thank you all for your patience.  The 2009/2010 scholarship recipients will be posted on our website around July 1st.

Around the same time keep a look-out in your inbox for Incight’s Summer Newsletter highlighting what’s happening in our world and what we have coming up.

Thank you all!


Wes Studer

University of Portland graduate Wes Studer
University of Portland graduate Wes Studer

Wes Studer
Year: Graduated Spring 2009
School: University of Portland
Major: BA in History and Political Science
Current Occupation: Freelance Writer
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Wes first learned about Incight through his counselor at Lake Oswego High School while looking for scholarships to help with tuition. He received his first scholarship in 2005 as a freshman at the University of Portland. Incight renewed the scholarship each succeeding year until his graduation May of 2009 with a BA in History and Political science.

Incight does not stop with just monetary support; Wes was matched with a mentor who assisted him during his search for summer internships in his field of study. During the summer of 2007 Wes had a remarkable internship as staff associate with the office of Mayor Sam Adams when he was City Commissioner.

In the summer of 2008 Wes was chosen for a position on the Student Advisory Council with the United States Business Leadership Network, an organization that works with and supports companies that employ people with disabilities. Wes participated in the 2008 USBLN Annual Conference when it was hosted in Portland, OR and he is looking forward to traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in this years USBLN Annual Conference.

Wes continues to use Incight for support as he is actively seeking for employment after graduating. Wes now acts as an ambassador for Incight, using his success story to encourage others to move beyond their boundaries.