Edward A. “Eddie” Gadson was awarded a full scholarship for his hard work, dedication, and talent after he walked on to the Charleston Southern University Football team in 2003.  His attitude and legacy have remained staples of the program ever since his time on campus. 

The Edward A. Gadson Memorial Scholarship was established by Eddie’s parents, Paula and Edward Gadson, with the hope of providing a lasting memory of their son Edward A. Gadson. The scholarship is awarded to walk-on football players each year during the annual CSU Spring Game. The award recipient is selected by CSU Coaches in unison with Eddie’s parents, and is presented to players who exemplify Eddie’s attitude and spirit of competition.

If you'd like to make additional contributions above the 10% donated through your purchase of this book, please send your contributions to the below address or follow the link below to donate online:  

Charleston Southern University
Office of Development
Edward A. Gadson Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 118087
Charleston S.C. 29423-9988

*Online gifts – Under "Giving Options" select "Athletics" and under "Athletic Designation" select "Edward A. Gadson Memorial Scholarship" 

The ultimate goal with this scholarship is to raise at least $100,000. This amount was chosen because Eddie LOVED to score touchdowns, 100 yards is what it takes to get there. Thank you for your generosity!