ST. FRANCIS XAVIER AND CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY BURSARIES
On October 5th, 2022, Sisters of St. Martha attended a joint announcement by St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) and Cape Breton University (CBU) of the Sisters of St. Martha Indigenous (Mi’kmaw) Education Scholarship in honour of Sr. Dorothy Moore and Indigenous (Mi’kmaw) Nursing Scholarship in honour of Sr. Veronica Matthews.
As part of our deep commitment to walking the path of Truth & Reconciliation with the guidance of the Mi’kmaw communities among whom we worked and lived for all our 122-years of existence as a Congregation, Sisters of St. Martha donated $250,000 to each StFX and CBU. With matching private donations, the gift will allow for the creation of four $10,000 scholarships for first-year students each year: two in the field of nursing and two in the field of education. They will be available to Mi’kmaw youth in Eastern Nova Scotia who are registered at one of the two universities.
These scholarships were created to acknowledge and honour Sisters Veronica Matthews and Dorothy Moore, both Mi’kmaw Elders and women of passion for their culture. True trailblazers, they are known for their achievements in health care and education and their commitment to the communities where they have ministered. It is our hope that the bursaries will improve access to education for Indigenous students and offer support to a new generation of leaders in both fields.
Photo: Sisters Veronica and Dorothy during an announcement event hosted by StFX.