The Catherine T. Murray Scholarship Fund

(Deadline to apply is March 31, 2020)

The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship 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 this website beginning in January 2020 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


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