Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship


The Cape Breton Chorale is pleased to offer the Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship to a student of the Cape Breton - Victoria Regional Centre for Education who plans to pursue full-time studies in music or music education at a recognized post-secondary institution. The successful applicant will receive a one-time scholarship of $800.

The music scholarship was established in 2009 in Sister Rita's name to honour her many years of dedication to the love of music and the pursuit of excellence in its teaching. Sister Rita Clare was recognized as an outstanding educator and director throughout her life.

Download the application here .  Applications are due on May 15. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship Past Recipients


Nellena Gilmet

Nellena Gilmet of Glace Bay is the 2020 recipient of the Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship. Nellena is beginning her studies in the Bachelor of Music program at Acadia University. Her primary instruments are flute and piano. She aspires to become a music educator and conductor.


Daniel Mulvihill

I am very grateful to have received this scholarship in 2018. I know how influential Sister Rita Clare was in the field  of music in Cape Breton. I'm proud to have received a scholarship dedicated to such a well respected educator and promoter of the arts.  -Daniel Mulvihill, (entering 3rd yr) BMusic Mt. Allison University.