The Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) is still accepting applications for the 2019 Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in 1995 by Catherine, a long-time educator, board member and valued volunteer at the Ocean State Center for Independent Living. Her wish was 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 be used toward the attainment of assistive/adaptive equipment or devices to access such educational opportunity as well as for other educational expenses. Preference is based on career goals, merit and economic need.
Applications are available on www.oscil.org, or can be requested by sending an email to cmckenna C. McKenna, 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020.