Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

2021 Scholarships


PAPRS would like you to consider making a donation to our Memorial Scholarship Funds in order to continue supporting individuals to attend our Annual Conferences. Please click the links below to make a donation. 

The Rita Cisneros Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship honors the legacy and work of Rita Cisneros. Rita was an advocate from the Central Region of PA.  Rita had a passion and joy for advocating not only for the LGBTQI community and people of color, but for anyone suffering discrimination. Her warm and genuine presence could bring a room full of diverse people together in minutes.  She consistently celebrated the beauty of diversity in her life and shared it with other making a difference in many PA communities.

This memorial scholarship honors the legacy and work of Rachel Freund.  Rachel was an inspiring advocate from the Western Region of PA.  She believed strongly in educating individuals regarding their right to vote and that their vote would count. Rachel helped empower people to find and use their voice to make a difference.