The Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities

The Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities


W. Uditsky

"TWC gave me the
knowledge and
resources to start
my career in the
public sector."


William Uditsky '13



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A. Rojek

"The Washington Center
has challenged me to
not limit myself in
what I study. After
learning all that it
has to offer,
I need to expand
my skill set and gather
more experience in order
to make it in this field.
This realization has taught me to pursue
more than what's in the classroom."


Andrew Rojek '14

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With internship options for students in a wide variety of majors, TWC provides you with the opportunity to earn academic credit through your college or university while living and working in our nation's capital. TWC's infrastructure is designed to help you experience a smooth adjustment to your new surroundings in Washington, D.C. and to prepare you to transition from being a student to becoming a working professional.

The Washington Center's Leadership Initiative for Students with Disabilities seeks to ensure that you are equipped with the tools to complete your classroom and workplace responsibilities and live comfortably in TWC provided housing.

Qualifying students will earn scholarships that help to offset the cost of participation. The Initiative is supported by AT&T, The HSC Foundation and The Kessler Foundation. Amounts vary.

Identifying Disabilities

The Washington Center actively works with students to provide reasonable accommodations on a wide spectrum of disabilities that fall under ADA guidelines. Examples of disabilities that TWC has accommodated include but are not limited to:

Learning disabilities
Cerebral palsy
Muscular dystrophy
Bipolar disorder
Major depression
Multiple sclerosis
Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
Intellectual disability
Mobility impairments

How to Apply for the Disabilities Scholarships

Qualifying students will earn scholarships that help to offset the cost of participation. Although amounts vary, awards generally range from $500-$4,000. Please note that in some cases, this support can be combined with state funds. To be considered for a scholarship, students should:

• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Participate in The Washington Center's academic internship program.
Complete and submit a TWC application by the regular deadline.
Indicate interest on the scholarships section of the application.
Provide TWC with documentation from a physician or campus disability services office.
Upon acceptance, return to the student portal to complete the disability services application if services are required.

For more information about our scholarship offerings, contact us at

Additional Resources

Learn more about the range of scholarships for students with disabilities
TWCNow News: Students learn about the disability rights fight

Experience a Day in the Life of an Intern at The Washington Center

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