Persons with disabilities eligible for Catherine Murray Scholarship


The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications for the scholarship established in 1995 by Catherine T. Murray.

A Warwick teacher for many years, Catherine was a board member and a valued volunteer at the Ocean State Center for Independent Living. She 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 for post secondary education. 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 goal. Applicants will be screened by the scholarship advisory committee. OSCIL board members, staff and their families are excluded.

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

Questions should be addressed to Carol McKenna, OSCIL, at (401) 738-1013 ext 10.


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