Provisions in the wills of the late Dr. W. Stanford Reid and his wife Priscilla established a substantial trust fund “for the support of Reformed and Presbyterian theological education in Canada”. The fund, known as the Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust, welcomes applications from individuals, congregations, organizations and institutions for the purpose of promoting lectures, conferences, publications and other programs and projects that satisfy the objectives of the Trust and which also satisfy the conditions mandated by the Canada Revenue Agency for those holding charitable status. Those unfamiliar with Dr. Reid or his wife Priscilla may want to become acquainted with The Reids.
The Trustees entrusted with administering these funds have defined the objectives of the Trust:
- The Trust will seek to support initiatives to promote education within the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.
- The Trust also offers scholarship assistance to worthy candidates who wish to pursue theological education or research, especially at a graduate level. While this education or research may take place outside of Canada it will be expected that those receiving the assistance intend to make a contribution to the Christian Church in Canada. (Special consideration will be given to applicants who are endeavouring to engage in such work while in mid-career.) To date these academic scholarship grants have been restricted to those working at a doctoral level.
- The Trust is not focused exclusively on academic or technical theological endeavours but sincerely welcomes proposals which would foster a popular presentation of and appreciation for our Reformed theological heritage.
Learn more about how to apply here.
The Reid Trust continues to function according to its mandate. It meets twice each year to consider current applications to the Trust.
The Trust continues to maintain a wholehearted commitment to fulfilling the mission entrusted to us by Priscilla and Stanford Reid – namely, utilizing our assets for the support and furtherance of Reformed and Presbyterian theological education in Canada. Whatever decisions are made, that objective will not be lost.