The Karen Oxley Kennedy Scholarship Trust, dated January 16, 1999, provides a scholarship of $500 to an outstanding music student in choral programs graduating from an HRCE high school. The successful candidate(s) must demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in vocal musicianship.
ABOUT KAREN OXLEY KENNEDY
Karen Frances Oxley was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 20, 1946. She joined the Jubilee Singers in 1962 and later became a soloist, chorus leader, and sound consultant on ‘Singalong Jubilee’. She appeared regularly on CBHT Music Hop – Frank’s Bandstand (1964-1967), Let’s Go (1967-1968), and Countrytime (1970-1973) and was a member of the musical group The Dropouts. She recorded a number of commercial records, including Plain old three chord hurtin’ country songs and Singalong Jubilee. From 1975-1982, she was secretary at the Halifax Music Centre. Oxley’s career was cut short by multiple sclerosis and she died in Halifax on October 20, 1992. (From Archives Canada)