LifeStream is now accepting applications for its Sandra M. Cabral Nursing Scholarship.

The scholarship, established in 2000, honors the noteworthy contributions to the field of nursing made by former LifeStream employee Sandra M. Cabral, who was a registered nurse and nursing coordinator.

Reflecting Cabral’s career and LifeStream’s mission, the scholarship is offered to enhance the quality of medical support available to people with disabilities living in community settings.

The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one student. Eligible applicants must be pursuing an accredited Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse degree, at an accredited facility, and be able to demonstrate a firm commitment to assisting people with disabilities in community-based settings currently or upon graduation. The deadline to submit applications is August 31, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be pursuing a Registered Nurse (RN) degree or Licensed Practical Nurse degree at an accredited facility
  • 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 and Fall River areas, 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 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 Chris Furtado
LifeStream, Inc.
PO Box 50487
New Bedford, MA  02745

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Christopher F. Ambar, Executive Administrative Assistant at 508-993-1991 ext. 2101 or email

Scholarship Application Form

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  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, jpg, png.