To help United Church parishioners in the Halifax Regional Municipality attend a post-secondary institution
Dr. Earle Reid grew up in the small community of Steam Mill, Kings County. At the age of six, having lost his father due to a lack of prompt medical attention, his future was determined. Driven to become a doctor, he studied his way by lamp light before and after farm chores to a Governor General’s award for scholastic excellence, and graduated from Dalhousie University with a medical degree in 1957. Earle met the love of his life, Janet Dexter, while attending a youth dance at Bethany United. They married in that same church and spent 50 happy years together while remaining active in the church. It was their wish to support the United Church of Canada and its parishioners by establishing this scholarship fund.
Scholarship eligibility criteria
To be eligible for this award, applicants must:
- be accepted to or enrolled in a post-secondary education institution, and
- not be in receipt of another scholarship(s) at the time of application
Award winner(s) will be selected on the basis of financial need and participation in church activities. Preference will be given to applicants who:
- are congregation members of Bethany United Church
- are United Church of Canada members and
- have not been awarded a scholarship in the past
Award number and frequency
Two scholarships will be typically awarded annually, but scholarships may be awarded on a more or less frequent basis as income levels permit.
The deadline for applications is May 15.