Fruth Scholarships

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.

Bridge of Hope Fund:

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 regards 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.

Marshall University Fruth Pharmacy Employee Scholarship:

(up to 6 scholarships awarded)  Established in 1995, this scholarship is awarded to an active employee, or a relative of an active employee of Fruth Pharmacy who is enrolled full or part time at Marshall University. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA during their course of study at the University. APPLY TO: Office of Student Financial Assistance 116 Old Main, Marshall University, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755-3300, Attn: Kathy Bialk Phone: (304) 696-3162 or (800) 438-5390 or E-mail: sfa@marshall.edu

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. APPLY TO: Big Green Scholarship Fund, Attn: Doug Wallace, Associate Director for Athletic Development Phone: (304) 696-4661 or E-mail: biggreen@marshall.edu

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. APPLY TO: Marshall University MOVC, 1 John Marshall Way, Point Pleasant, WV 25550 Attn: Homer Preece, (304) 674-7200 or E-mail: biggreen@marshall.edu

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. APPLY TO: (Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1762, 1620 Park Avenue, Parkersburg, WV. 26102-1762, Attn: Rachel Brezler, Phone: (304) 428-4438, E-mail: Rachel.Brezler@pacfwv.com

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. CONTACT: Kelly Crum, Coordinator of Admissions & Financial Aid, Office of Student Affairs 150 Parks Hall, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH. 43210 Phone: (614) 292-1662 or E-mail: crum.159@osu.edu

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy:

(2 awarded annually). Scholarships are offered through the University of Charleston. CONTACT: 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, this scholarship is restricted to a student or students from Mason County, WV studying at the University of Rio Grande, in good academic standing. APPLY: Financial Aid Office University of Rio Grande, PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674 Attn: Michelle Hamilton (740) 245-7278

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. APPLY: Financial Aid Office University of Rio Grande, PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674 Attn: Michelle Hamilton (740) 245-7278

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. APPLY NOW: WVU Health Sciences Center, PO Box 9008 Morgantown, WV 26506 Attn: Mary Stamatakis (304) 293-7086

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.

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

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