The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications for its scholarship that was established in 1995 by Catherine T.  Murray.  Catherine was a board member and a valued volunteer at OSCIL who wished to support the philosophy and spirit of OSCIL through a scholarship which would facilitate access to education for persons having disability.


Selection Criteria:


Qualified applicants for this $1000 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 Committee. OSCIL Board, staff and their families are excluded.


In addition to our being available on our website, applications  can also 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


1944 Warwick Avenue,

Warwick, RI 02889

Attn: C. McKenna


Applications must be postmarked by March 28, 2018.  Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  The Scholarship Committee will meet and make a decision by mid-April. Applicants will be notified of their decision by email and will be invited to attend our Annual Meeting which is held at the end of April to receive their certificates.


If you have any questions concerning the application process, please contact Carol McKenna by email at or by calling (401) 738-1013 extension 20.

Click here to download a pdf version of the scholarship application.

Click here to download a Word version of the scholarship application that can be printed out.

Click here to access a version of the scholarship form that can be filled out on your computer.  Once its completed, just save the form using your last name in the file name.

Then attach that file and also copies of your career goals and How you overcame your disability pages to the email and email to