S.O.S

S.O.S (Support Our Students)

S.O.S. is the “Support Our Students” fund, established by the Synod of Alberta and the Territories. The fund is dispersed to ministry candidates by the Synod, Committee for Theological Education and Leadership (CTEL).

Financial aid is granted to ministry candidates who are:
– Currently endorsed by CTEL
– Attending a seminary or enrolled in long distance courses at an educational institution approved by CTEL, (with consultation from LTS)
– Students must be in good academic standing, as defined in the  LTS Student Handbook

Financial aid is granted to Diaconal candidates enrolled in accredited courses and working towards completion of their Diaconal Diploma.

CTEL distributes financial aid twice per academic year. Depending on the monies available, the candidate may receive the cost of seminary tuition or other courses as approved through the process outlined above.

The S.O.S. fund is supported by congregations, offering from church conventions, and by individuals. Charitable donation receipts are available if donations are made to S.O.S. through the local church or the Synod of Alberta and the Territories.

It is the goal of the ABT Synod to be able to fund the tuition fees of all ministry candidates. This goal can be achieved through the financial generosity of individuals and parishes committed to reducing the financial burden of ministry candidates.

Please make your cheque payable to the Alberta Synod SOS Fund and mail.

A receipt will be issued for your contribution.


Students can find the tuition subsidy form on the Student Information and Forms tab