Persons with disabilities eligible for Catherine T. Murray scholarship


The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications for its scholarship that was established in 1995 by Catherine T. Murray. Catherine was a board member and a valued volunteer at the Ocean State Center for Independent Living who wished to support the philosophy and spirit of OSCIL through a scholarship which 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 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 on our web site at , or can be requested by sending an email to or by calling 738-1013 ext. 20. Completed applications can be faxed to 738-1083, emailed to or mailed to the following address Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship c/o OSCIL, 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889, attention C. McKenna. 

Applications must be postmarked by March 28, 2018. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. The Scholarship Committee will meet and make and choose this year’s recipients by mid-April. Applicants will be notified of their decision by email shortly thereafter. 

If you have any questions concerning the application process, contact Carol McKenna by email at or by calling 738-1013 extension 20.


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