Fruth Scholarships

Today over 50 scholarships are provided each year and the total amount given now exceeds One Million Dollars.

Jack and “Babs” Fruth believed in education and founded many scholarships to help provide educational opportunities for those who might not have otherwise been able to pursue higher education. After educating their five children, the Fruth family began to establish scholarships in 1986 to help other young people. Over the years, additional scholarships were created. Today, 25 students a year benefit from the Fruth Pharmacy and Fruth Family Scholarships at Marshall University, Marshall University MOVC, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, Ohio State University School of Pharmacy and University of Rio Grande as well as many other scholarships that are not specific to a certain college or university.

Please mail completed applications to:

Fruth Pharmacy All Rise Scholarship
P.O. Box 782
Scott Depot, WV 25560

For more information please contact Charles Boggs at 304-539-3891.

Fruth Pharmacy donated $5000 to the new Fruth Pharmacy “ALL RISE” scholarship. This scholarship is available to Putnam County, WV graduating seniors who are seeking to further their education, receive training or seek trade skills. 

The scholarship will be awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants are eligible if they were or are court-involved youth or are participating in the Foster Care (FC) 18 Program and under the age of twenty-four.

Students can apply for funding for any educational, vocational training, or apprenticeship that will lead to employment. Funds will be paid directly to the facility on behalf of Scholarship Winners.

Each scholarship amount will be determined by the selection committee and the winners will have the opportunity to re-apply for a future Scholarship.

Applicants must attach an (Several Paragraphs) essay (Typed or Written) regarding any of the three subjects listed on application. The essay must be single spaced and a minimum of 250 words.

Bill O'Dell Legacy Scholarship

Fruth Pharmacy donated $10,000 to kickstart the Bill O’Dell Legacy Scholarship Fund. The Legacy Fund was set up in memory of Bill O’Dell, director of the Putnam County Wellness Coalition who passed away unexpectantly in 2019. O’Dell worked tirelessly toward the greater good of the youth in Putnam County and surrounding areas for over 30 years. O’Dell focused his efforts on educating young adults about the dangers of addiction and the importance of education. Those who knew O’Dell, whether through friendship, work, or his mentorship, describe him as ‘passionate and selfless’.

If you would like information on contributing to this great cause, please contact:

Miles Smith

Application Open Dates

March 1st - May 15th September 1st - November 15th

This scholarship opportunity is for a person in addiction recovery who is interested in pursuing a training or education program. 
For Eligibility Applicants must:

  • Be in recovery from addiction,
  • Have completed a recovery program and demonstrate good standing in regard to the recovery program’s after care requirements,
  • Actively participate in a mutual aid group or alternative peer support group.

Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine merit.

Katie Ferrell,
Scholarship Program Officer

Fruth Pharmacy Employee/Child Scholarship

Fruth Pharmacy supports many scholarships every year, including one that is available to Fruth employees or close family members to attend Marshall University.  Last year, Fruth added a new scholarship for employees or a son or daughter who will be attending a college, community college or training program that will lead to a career.  (Examples: college degree, associate degree, training, or certification such as Beauty College, Phlebotomy certification, Pharmacy Tech Training, Welding or other trades.  Fruth will consider any established program.  This scholarship program is for employees or children only who are seeking training/education outside of Marshall University.  The Marshall Scholarships will continue to be available to Marshall students. Marshall students need to apply through the information provided on the Fruth Pharmacy website.

This Scholarship program will begin accepting applications next week and close on June 1, 2023. Employees or children can apply in more than one year provided the student has an acceptable GPA.  This program is funded by money raised at the Fruth Pharmacy Golf Tournament, and we are pleased to be able to offer more opportunities for Fruth employees. Please watch the Fruth email, in-store postings, and the website for information on how to apply for this funding.

Jackie Haynes
 304-675-1612 ext. 10134

Marshall University Fruth Pharmacy Employee Scholarship:

This scholarship was established in 1995 to assist Fruth Employees and family members to pursue a Marshall Education. Applicants must be an active employee of Fruth Pharmacy or a spouse, child, or grandchild to be eligible for this scholarship. Students must be enrolled full or part time and maintain a 2.5 GPA during their course of study at Marshall University.

Must apply online, using the link to the left. 
Phone: 304-696-3162

Marshall University Jack E. and Frances “Babs” Fruth Scholarship:

Established in 2000, this scholarship is awarded to a member of the Marshall University Women’s Softball Team or another female athlete who is enrolled full time at Marshall University. Preference is given to players from Point Pleasant High School or an athlete from Mason County.

Must apply online, using the link to the left.
Phone: 304-696-3162


Marshall University Jack E. and Frances “Babs” Fruth Scholarship Fund:

This scholarship, established in 2000, is restricted to a student studying their first year of college as a full time student at the Marshall University Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant, WV with at least a 2.5 high school GPA.

Must apply online, using the link to the left.
Phone: 304-696-3162

Mason County Community Foundation Jack E. and Frances “Babs” Fruth Scholarship Fund:

This scholarship was established in 2007 by the community and family donors following Mr. Fruth’s death. The scholarship is awarded to a Mason County High School, West Virginia graduate who will be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university in West Virginia. The candidate may be pursuing either a two year or a four year degree. The candidate must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above.

(Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1762, 1620 Park Avenue, Parkersburg, WV. 26102-1762, Attn: Jennifer Randolph, Phone: (304) 428-4438, E-mail:

Ohio State University Jack E. and Frances “Babs” Fruth Scholarship Fund:

(2 awarded annually). Established in 2001, this is an endowed scholarship with the income providing scholarships to students in good standing interested in community pharmacy with preference to students from West Virginia or the Ohio counties of Washington, Athens, Meigs, Gallia, Jackson, Pike, or Lawrence. The scholarship is typically given to two students each year.

Katie Watkins, Academic Affairs
150 Parks Hall, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH. 43210
Phone: (614) 247-9522 or E-mail:

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy:

(2 awarded annually). Scholarships are offered through the University of Charleston.

Office of Admissions at 304-357-4750

Ms. Stacie Geise, Director of Recruitment and Admissions, University of Charleston, School of Pharmacy,
2300 MacCorkle Ave., SE Charleston, WV 25304.

University of Rio Grande Henry E. and Marjorie M. Fruth Scholarship Fund:

Established in 1986, in memory of Jack Fruth’s parents, Henry & Marjorie Fruth, this scholarship is restricted to a student or students from Mason County, WV studying at the University of Rio Grande, in good academic standing.

Financial Aid Office University of Rio Grande,
PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Attn: Michelle Hamilton (740) 245-7218

University of Rio Grande Jack E. Frances R. Fruth Scholarship Fund:

Established in 1992, this scholarship is awarded to an active employee, or a dependant of an active employee of Fruth Pharmacy who is enrolled full or part time at the University of Rio Grande. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA during their course of study at the University.

Financial Aid Office University of Rio Grande, PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674
Attn: Michelle Hamilton (740) 245-7218

West Virginia University:

Established in 1992 by Fruth Pharmacy, this endowed scholarship provides yearly awards to help young men and women who are pursuing a degree in pharmacy, these scholarships are restricted to students enrolled in the WVU School of Pharmacy in good academic standing.

WVU Health Sciences Center, PO Box 9008
Morgantown, WV 26506
Attn: Juliane Russell (304) 376-3141

Ohio University – Southern Campus:

Established in 2012 by Fruth Pharmacy, this endowed scholarship is for a graduating senior from Lawrence County to attend Ohio University Southern. APPLY NOW: Ohio University, 1804 Liberty Avenue, Ironton, OH 45638, Phone: (740) 533-4600

Cedarville University:

Established in 2015 by Fruth Pharmacy, this gradually endowed scholarship was created to help support Cedarville University School of Pharmacy students who have an interest in pursuing a career in community pharmacy. Preference will be given to students who are residents of communities served by Fruth Pharmacy in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The School of Pharmacy Financial Aid Committee will select the recipients.

Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314


MCCF scholarship sponsorship fundMason County Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund:

Established in 2007 by Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, this scholarship fund is available to high school students at Point Pleasant High School, Hannan, and Wahama annually.  

Please download the application, complete, and send to Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, Scholarship Committee, ATTN: Hilda Austin, 305 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Would you like to donate to the Mason County Area Chamber of Scholarship Fund? Click the link below the scholarship application for the sponsorship form.

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