About us


Who We Are

The Slade Edling Scholarship Fund was started by a group of close friends and family members that wanted to give back to the community that gave so much to Slade during his illness. In addition, all scholarships and fundraisers serve as a continued memorial to Slade in the community where he grew up and loved and to all the friends he touched along the way. Last but not least the funds raised give deserving students the means to go to college.

Our Commitment

The Slade Edling Scholarship Fund is committed to the success of deserving students who have the desire to continue their education. We commit to continue to awarding scholarships to these deserving students. We commit to continue to hold fundraisers in the memory of Slade and for the community that gave so much to him.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is that anyone that desires to attend college no matter their socioeconomic status, race, or religion should be given the opportunity and the means to do so.

Our Leadership

The Slade Edling Scholarship Fund was founded by close friends of Slade from West Columbia, Texas, the first capital of the great state of Texas. Day to day operations is overseen by the founders of the fund, fundraisers are managed by the fundraising committees and scholarship recipients are chosen by the selection committee and approved and certified by the founders of the fund. For more information on joining one of our committee’s please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it