Art Slinde Scholarship Application
Arthur T. Slinde was born on January 27, 1914, in Adams Township, Mower County and was the son of Bertha (Anderson) and Arnold Slinde.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 6, 1942 and was stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He became Corporal, serving in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany. He went overseas on the Queen Mary and became a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge for four months. When the Germans forced the soldiers to walk to a different prison in December, he carried a young man most of the way across Germany for a day and a half to avoid leaving the young man to die.
He returned to the states on a tanker with waves so high that at times they wondered if they would make it back. He was discharged on October 29, 1945. After returning home, Art made a living in the Lyle area and took up dairy farming and raising beef cattle. He was a long-time member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church, passing on July 23, 1998 and is buried in the church’s cemetery.
Arthur T. Slinde left the church a monetary gift with the intent for the funds to be directed toward youth ministry and education. The church honored his wishes and established the Art Slinde Scholarship passing on his gift to our members for more than 20 years. Benefactors of this gift include members of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church attending a vocational school, college or university and our youngest members interested in educational programming at Good Earth Village.
To be eligible for a post-secondary scholarship: Please refer to the Scholarship application for qualification requirements. For 2021's scholarship: Please return your application by January 1, 2021.
To be eligible for Good Earth Village camp scholarships: If financially affordable, campers are asked to contribute the first $25 per child per event. SMG will cover the remaining balance of the camp fee from scholarship proceeds. Guardians of youth should submit the application form prior to enrolling in the Good Earth Village program. Programs and events can be found on Good Earth Village’s website http://goodearthvillage.org/
Return your scholarship application to:
Six Mile Grove, P.O. Box 69, Lyle, MN 55953
Attention: Art Slide Scholarship Committee