The Christopher B. Ream Scholarship honors its namesake and the obstacles faced by those with learning and physical disabilities. Christopher has many important qualities but he has difficulty communicating many of them. His perspective can, at times, be amazing. His love is unconditional. He is a very special individual in so many ways and he is representative of all people with disabilities who can and do make a difference in our world.
This scholarship was created by Christopher’s parents, David and Karen Ream, in 2006, because “We knew Chris could never reach those all-important ‘stars’ — his name would never be associated with a school’s honor roll or an award for most goals scored or for dancing in show choir. We wanted his name to be associated with something special and important; there could be nothing more meaningful than assisting a deserving individual with their career. We hope the scholarship helps to make a difference in the recipient’s life and helps them succeed in their chosen profession. We would like that to be a ‘helping’ profession, preferably one to benefit those with special needs.”