Destination Western is a two-week residential program designed to help students build the skills needed to succeed in college-level writing and math. Participants will participate in academic sessions throughout the program in small groups, as well as participate in academic activities, workshops, and social events!
*Students eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant will receive a $500 weekly stipend over the two week experience. You do not need to have been awarded the Oregon Opportunity Grant, just meet its eligibility requirements.
**Students not eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant will be reimbursed the cost of one FYS 107 or FYS 207 course tuition for a course taken the 2021-2022 academic year. This is equivalent to roughly $850.
An admitted Western Oregon University student, enrolled in Fall 2021 courses who also is one of the following:
Additionally, 2020/2021 graduates of non-Oregon high school are also eligible, with priority given to Oregon graduates.
The application window for the 2021 session has closed. Destination Western will take place from September 6th-17th.
Applicants will be asked to identify how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them academically and personally. The program is designed to support students who need additional assistance due to challenges presented during the pandemic. Preference will be given to students who: