Application process open for scholarships for students with disabilities


The Ocean State Center for Independent Living continues to accept applications for the Catherine T. Memorial Scholarship Fund for students having significant disability. Catherine was a board member and a valued volunteer at the Ocean State Center for Independent Living 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 $1,000-plus 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.

Applications are available at or can be requested by sending an email to cmckenna C. McKenna. Applications must be postmarked by March 28.


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