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.

Qualified applicants for this Scholarship must be Rhode Island residents with significant disability and seeking financial assistance to attend college, vocational or technical school. This scholarship can be used for the attainment of assistive/adaptive equipment or devices to access your educational goals as well as the usual expenses associated with attending college. Preference is based on career goals, merit, and economic need.


Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and recipients will be selected and notified in mid-April. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in mid-August. The exact amount of the scholarship is determined by a number of factors, but is generally $1000+. 


Applications are available on our web site at , or can be requested by sending email to or by calling 738-1013 ext. 20. Completed applications can be faxed to 738-1083, emailed to  or mailed or dropped off to the following address:


Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship


1944 Warwick Avenue,

Warwick, RI 02889

Attn: C. McKenna


Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Carol McKenna by email at or by calling (401) 738-1013 ext. 20.


Click the link below for a pdf version of the scholarship application that can be filled out on your computer. You can then save it to your computer and attach it to an email and send to Be sure to include the essays as attachments as well.

Click the link below to download a WORD version of the scholarship application that can be printed out.