LifeStream is pleased to announce that Shelby Costa, a Westport resident and nursing student at Bristol Community College, is this year’s recipient of the Sandra Cabral Nursing Scholarship. There were a number of well-qualified candidates and we thank all who submitted an application.

The Sandra M. Cabral scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the significant contribution made by Sandra Cabral to the quality of life for community members with disabilities. A registered nurse, Ms. Cabral was a Nursing Coordinator at LifeStream.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance the quality of medical support available to people with disabilities living in community settings throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded to one student annually and traditionally announced before the end of the each calendar year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be pursuing a Registered Nurse (RN) Degree at a college or university
  • Students must demonstrate a firm commitment to working with people with disabilities in community-based settings at the present time or upon graduation
  • Preference will be given to residents of the Greater New Bedford area, including the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Gosnold, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester and Wareham

In addition to the one-page application and statement of financial need, a 250-word essay is required. The essay should reflect applicants’ commitment to people with developmental disabilities and the intention to utilize their degree to enhance the quality of life for community members with disabilities after graduation.

All applicants must submit an official post-secondary transcript along with the application. Applications received without a transcript will be considered incomplete. Applicants may download the application below:

(May be completed on the computer and printed.)

Download Application in PDF Format
(May be printed and filled in.)

In order to view the application, you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you may download it for free.

Completed applications may be either scanned and uploaded using the form below or mailed to:

The Sandra M. Cabral Nursing Scholarship
c/o John A. Latawiec
LifeStream, Inc.
PO Box 50487
New Bedford, MA  02745

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or the application process,
please email us.

Scholarship Application Form

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