-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
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
Omer Faruk Demirer
Emily LangMark Larik
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 incight.org 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!!!
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.
The Incight Team
310 SW 4th Ave Suite 530
Portland, OR 97204
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.
Wes Studer Year: Graduated Spring 2009 School: University of Portland Major: BA in History and Political Science Current Occupation: Freelance Writer Favorite Class:History
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.