Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 30

Saturday
Awarded By:

Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be pursuing postsecondary education/training.
  4. Must be a resident of Rhode Island.
  5. Must have a significant disability.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to Rhode Island students who are pursuing postsecondary education and have a significant disability. Preference is based on merit, economic need, and educational goals.

Application requirements for the Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Essay
Additional Information: Preference is based on merit, economic need and educational goals. Applicants will be screened by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Applications will be scored as follows: accurate completion of all sections, 5 points; activities, 5 points; economic need, 5 points; career goal essay, 15 points. The Scholarship Advisory Committee will make a decision after they meet in mid-April, and applicants will be notified of their decision by email. OSCIL Board, staff and their families are excluded from consideration for this scholarship.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Funds may be used for enrollment in an academic, trade, or vocational program, or the attainment of assistive/adaptive equipment or device to access such educational opportunity.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, March 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, March 30

Applications are available online on the Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) website. Applications must be printed or typed. In addition to a completed application, each student must submit the following materials: an explanation of how he/she has overcome his/her disability; and a one-page typed, double-spaced essay describing his/her realistic career goals and plans (should be specific). Applications may be mailed, emailed, or faxed using the contact information provided. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Contact: Carol McKenna
Address: 1944 Warwick Ave. Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

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