To help United Church parishioners in HRM attend a secondary or post secondary institution

Established: 2013

Dr. Earle and Janet Reid
Dr. Earle and Janet Reid

Dr. Earle Reid grew up in the small community of Steam Mill, Kings County. After losing his father at the age of six due to a lack of prompt medical attention, Dr. Reid’s future was determined. Driven to become a doctor, he studied his way by lamp-light before and after chores on the farm to a Governor General’s award for scholastic excellence. In 1957, Earle graduated from Dalhousie University with his medical degree. Earle met the love of his life, Janet (nee Dexter), while attending a youth dance at Bethany United. They later married in that same church and spent 50 happy years together while remaining active in the church. After their passing, 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:

  1. be accepted to or enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary education institution; and
  2. not be in receipt of another scholarship or scholarships at the time of application.

Selection Criteria

Award winner(s) will be selected on the basis of their financial need and participation in church activities. Preference will be given to parishioners of Bethany United Church and also to any individual who was receiving financial assistance from Dr. Reid in 2011.

Award Number & Frequency

Typically two scholarships will be awarded annually. However, scholarships may be awarded on a more or less frequent basis as income levels permit.