The Scholarship Program

The Milo C. Ritton Foundation and Par Mar Stores are proud to offer a scholarship program designed to assist students in our communities. Multiple scholarships are awarded each year to students furthering their education.  Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student enrolling in a college or university, trade school, or technical program full-time while earning a degree or certificate.


Anyone who resides in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia or Kentucky is eligible.


Par Mar Stores will award multiple scholarships for one full year of study. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, community involvement, school activities, honors, work experience, statement of career goals and financial need.


Applications will be received until April 30 of each year. Applicants may apply online at or by completing a paper application.  Applications may be copied and distributed to students living in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.  Awards will be announced in late May each year.


The Milo C. Ritton Foundation and Par Mar Stores Scholarship committee will select the recipients.

Payment of Scholarship

Par Mar Stores will pay scholarship awards by August 30, 2022.  Checks will be mailed to the recipient’s home address and will be made payable, jointly, to the recipient and the school. The check must be endorsed by both the recipient and the school.