The INCIGHT SCHOLARSHIP Application is OPEN for the 2017-2018 school year
Since 2004, Incight has awarded more than 850 scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. These scholars are enrolled in Community College, University, Vocational School and Graduate Programs. Up to 100 students who demonstrate outstanding service to their community and overcome personal obstacles are awarded scholarships from Incight. After graduation, many scholars return to Incight to participate in program opportunities and volunteer!
See below To apply for the 2017-2018 SCHOLARSHIP
- NEW REQUIREMENT: For tuition purposes, you must be attending a college in Oregon or SW Washington.
- You must have a documented disability. This can be any type of disability as it is defined by the ADA, DSM-V, IDEA, or other governing body. This classification includes, but is not limited to:
- Development delay
- Emotional disturbance
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Multiple disabilities
- Orthopedic impairment
- Other health impairment
- Specific learning disability
- Speech or language impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Visual impairment, including blindness
- You must be attending higher education during the funding cycle following your application (2017-2018 School Year.) This includes college, university, community college, or vocational school. You may be pursuing any type of degree within these institutions (Associates Degree, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, etc.)
- You must maintain full-time enrollment throughout the academic year. If you are not able to attend school full-time due to your disability, please see item 7 below.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is a documented disability?
Anything defined as a ‘disability’ according to ADA standards (please see #2 above for specific classifications). If you are eligible for social security benefits covered by the ADA or have a disability classified by the DSM-V, it is safe to say that you are eligible our scholarship. High school students whose disability falls under the IDEA or qualifies them for an IEP or 504 plan are also eligible for Incight’s Scholarship Program. Acceptable documentation may include: an IEP, 504 plan, doctor’s note, SSI documentation, etc.
- How do I apply for the Incight scholarship?
The Incight scholarship application can only be found online – the link will be available for those who are invited on December 1, 2016.
- What is the deadline for the scholarship application?
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is April 1, 2017. All references and application materials must be received by midnight on this date in order for the application to be reviewed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm the completion of all fields and application submission using the online system.
- Can I apply if I am already enrolled in higher education?
Yes! The scholarship is open to any student who will be attending higher education (university, community college, graduate programs, vocational/technical programs, etc.) as a full-time student. This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors as well as adult students.
- What if I am unable to attend school full-time due to my disability?
If you receive an accommodation which defines full-time enrollment as less than 12 credit hours, Incight will accept your applications. You must provide Incight with this documentation from the Office of Disability Resources noting this accommodation.
- Is the scholarship open to students nationwide?
No. The Incight Scholarship is only open to students who are attending college in Oregon or SW Washington.
- Are factors such as financial need or grades taken into consideration when evaluating scholarship applicants?
The Incight scholarship is unique in that it does not consider the factor of financial need when evaluating applicants. This scholarship is intended for students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding community involvement and motivation to attend higher education. Grades are taken into account during the evaluation process but are not a deciding factor.
- Who do I contact for questions regarding the scholarship application, eligibility, or troubleshooting my application?
For any questions or concerns relating to the Incight Scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When will scholarship recipients be selected?
Selected applicants will be notified in June 2017.
- If I am selected to receive the Incight Scholarship, when will I receive funding?
The Incight Scholarship disburses half of the amount in the Fall and the other half in the Winter. Funds are sent directly to the school, never to students.
- Is there a community service aspect to the Incight Scholarship?
Yes. Incight Scholars are required to complete either 30 hours of community service or volunteer at two Incight events.
Apply for the incight scholarship:
The application period closes April 1, 2017
Other Scholarship Opportunities
View opportunities for college scholarships from other organizations here.
The Scholar Match Program exists to reduce the cost of education for students with disabilities by cultivating partner relationships with area colleges and universities that elect to match Incight’s scholarship award amounts. Incight Scholars benefit from a reduced financial burden and, in turn, partner colleges benefit from the continued enrollment of Incight Scholars.