OSCIL seeks applicants sought for Catherine T. Murray scholarships


The Ocean State Council of Independent Living is now accepting applications for the Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship.

Catherine was a board member and a valued volunteer at OSCIL who wished to support the philosophy and spirit of OSCIL through a scholarship that would facilitate access to education for persons having disability.

Qualified applicants for this $1,000 scholarship must be Rhode Island residents with significant disability and seeking financial assistance to attend college or technical school. This can include enrollment in an academic, trade or vocational program. This scholarship can be used for the attainment of assistive/adaptive equipment or device to access such educational opportunity.  Preference is based on merit, economic need and educational goals. Applicants will be screened by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. OSCIL Board, staff and their families are excluded. 

Applications are available at www.oscil.org, or can be requested by sending an e-mail to cmckenna@oscil.org or by calling 738-1013 ext 10. Completed applications can be faxed to 738-1083, e-mailed to cmckenna@oscil.org or mailed to the following address: Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship, c/o OSCIL, 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889.

Applications must be postmarked by March 29. Questions should be addressed to Carol McKenna at 738-1013 ext 10.


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