Doug Brown Memorial Scholarship

Applications due by March 15, 2022

The Future Lies in the Hands of Our Next Generation

Established in 1994, the Edom Community Scholarship Fund was created as a way of supporting our next generation. Since then, the scholarship has been awarded each year to a graduating high school, or home schooled senior, who plans to attend an institute of higher learning. The fund is administered by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce.

The scholarship is to be granted to one, or more, EDOM AREA graduating senior who show RESPECT for, and INTEREST in the community. He or she must also present a high school record indicative of ACADEMIC and SOCIAL involvement. The award shall be funded directly to the educational institution and may be applied to tuition, fees or books. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Edom Community Scholarship Committee and will be made virtually on the Chamber & ISD Web &/or Facebook Pages.

Recipients of the 2019 scholarship were Tommy Leah Crow and Eliot Gracen Burk. Each received $1,250 applicable toward tuition to an institution of higher learning. Both students graduated in May 2019 from Van High School and plan to attend Tyler Junior College in the fall. The 2019 award exceeded last year’s total by five times, thanks to local change jar collections and donations.

Here’s a perfect way to honor Doug Brown & keep his legacy moving!

Donate to the Scholarship Fund renamed in his honor.

The Chamber announces the Awardee in May to an Edom Area high school senior.

Donation jars are also in most Edom Shops.

Email with questions:

Call 903-520-2069 to charge by phone.

Donation link is shown below.

Application Submissions

Submit your application:

Complete and submit this on-line application with scanned copies of all required attachments.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Edom Community Scholarship Committee and awarded before the end of the school year. For more information please contact the Edom Chamber at


Applications must be received by APRIL 28, 2022; Applications received after this date will not be considered

Scholarship Area Boundaries

From Downtown Edom – Intersection of FM 314 & FM 279
North on FM 314 to FM 858
South on FM 314 to Kickapoo Creek Bridge
East on FM 279 to FM 2010
West on FM 279 to VZ CR 4714
East on Hwy 64 to VZ CR 4923
West on Hwy 64 to VZ CR 4602


QUESTIONS: Kathy Holdway (903) 520-2069 or