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!
When is the application available?
The application for the 2016-2017 academic year is currently open through April 1, 2016.
Who is eligible to apply? — NEW REQUIREMENTS. For tuition purposes, you must be considered a resident of Oregon, Washington, or California. This does not mean you must attend school in one of these states, simply that you are considered a resident based on your permanent address.
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:
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 (2016-2017 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.
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 here on December 1, 2015. Once you create a username and password this form can be saved and completed online in multiple sittings, if necessary.
What is the deadline for the scholarship application?
The application deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is April 1, 2016. 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 permanent residents in Oregon, Washington, or California.
How many scholarships are awarded each year?
Incight awards up to 100 scholarships annually that will be directly dispersed to the student’s institution and applied to tuition, books, supplies, or registration fees.
How much is the average Incight scholarship award?
First time scholars are generally awarded $500. Scholarship renewals begin at $750, however, scholarships can range from $500 – $1,500 and may be dispersed in equal amounts per term to ensure full-time enrollment throughout the school year.
Are factors such as grades or financial need taken into consideration when evaluating scholarship applicants?
The Incight scholarship is unique in that it does not consider these factors when evaluating applicants. This scholarship is intended for students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding community involvement and motivation to attend higher education.
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.