We need your help
Each year, the Lake Washington College Foundation assists over 100 students by awarding over $50,000 in scholarships and aid.
Your scholarship assistance is critical to students. If you are in a position to support a college student's education, please call (425) 739-8134 or email.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers over 100 certificates and degrees in 35 programs for training in professional careers.
Program support, like the Auto Technician Fund provides resources for faculty training, business and industry partnerships, and student support
Support funds, like the Fitness Fund, allow for students to receive the latest training on the latest equipment and technology. This competitive edge allows LWIT to maintain a job placement rate of 90%
As state support continues to decline, program assistance will play an increasing role in our ability to provide students with the means to achieve economic self-sufficiency.Investing in Youth
Lake Washington Technical Academy, located on the Kirkland campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, operates as its own independent accredited high school. Students enjoy the experience of taking both secondary and post secondary classes at the same time.
Lake Washington Technical Academy is a special purpose technical high school for young men and women committed to work and to an education. Programs are available for high achieving and students who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out.
16 to 21 years old who are mature and self-motivated to work towards a high school diploma and job skills;
Capable of setting and achieving individual goals;
Willing to take personal responsibility for their success.
Students who have dropped out or behind in credits with GPAs are served in the Gateway to College model. Serving nearly 300 students per year, Academy students represent over 25 school districts.
Supporters like the Peierls Foundation help provide assistance for student travel, lunches, books, materials, and childcare. If you would like to support these students, please call us at (425) 739-8134.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is committed to providing support services to students with disabilities.
The approximately 90% of students for whom accommodations were provided fall under the category of learning disabled
In order for a student to be diagnosed with a learning disability, they must undergo extensive neuropsychological testing. This testing can cost between $1,000 and $2,000 dollars, a cost that must be borne by the student if they are not receiving services from a community or governmental agency
With the budget cuts in these agencies, an increasing number of students are being denied services
In an effort to help students defray the cost of this vital testing, the Foundation is endeavoring to establish a fund to which students may apply for assistance
As with most things today, the area of disability services is increasingly dependent on technology. Adaptive computer equipment allows many disabled students to pursue a college education. With the rapid advances in technology, it is increasingly more expensive to maintain up-to-date equipment. In order for students with disabilities to be competitive in the workplace, it is imperative that the have access to the latest advances in technology.
The college has been designed to accommodate the needs of students with physical impairments.
Floor levels in the elevators are marked in Braille
Entrances and exits are wide enough for a standard wheelchair to pass through them
Electrically controlled doors are located at entrances and restrooms are equipped to accommodate individuals with disabilities