The Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation is a local non-profit organization established in memory of Katie DeCubellis, a 13-year old Narragansett student killed by a drunk driver on October 29, 1999. The KDMF seeks to help others and to make our community a better place in which to live. In so doing, the KDMF annually provides a variety of scholarships to high school seniors about to further their education in a technical program or in a two or four-year college program. To apply, complete the attached application and return to your high school guidance office.
Applications must be received no later than April 5, 2024.
Katie DeCubellis Memorial Foundation Scholarship (Application)
The KDMF awards one annual “Katie DeCubellis Memorial Scholarship” in the amount of $6,000 ($1500 / year renewable for three years) to a Senior high school student and Narragansett resident, who best exemplifies Katie’s qualities of friendship, community service and academic excellence. Applicants should maintain a “B” or better average and demonstrate a strong commitment to extracurricular activities and community service.
Make a Difference Scholarship (Application)
KDMF “Make a Difference” Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded annually to two (2) Senior students in Rhode Island who best exemplify the ability to make a difference in our community through their leadership, commitment and active involvement in their high school’s SADD, youth-to-youth, natural helpers or other organization that specifically targets substance abuse prevention and awareness and/or good decision making. Students must also maintain good academic standing.
Nobody’s Glory – Everybody’s Gain Scholarship (Application)
KDMF “Nobody’s Glory … Everybody’s Gain” Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are awarded annually to two (2) Senior students in Rhode Island who best exemplify a positive attitude and commitment to their school community to be “that” person who always steps up and gets the job done, while also maintaining good academic standing! Whether it’s organizing your school dance, selling those raffle tickets, and generally assisting whenever and wherever you are needed. No job too small! Is your school a better place because of your efforts? If so, we want your application.
Victims Relief Scholarship (Application)
The KDMF awards one annual “Katie DeCubellis Victim Relief Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000 to a Senior high school student in Rhode Island who best exemplifies the strength, courage and commitment to triumph over the physical, emotional and/or financial tragedy resulting from an impaired driver.