James L. Ruth
Edward Ruth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, but grew up in the small town of Schellsburg in Bedford County, PA. Ed's identity as a kind-hearted, accepting, empathetic person, and tirelessly hard worker was representative of where he grew up. His education at Shippensburg University offered him the opportunity to grow personally and set him on a path to success that he found later in life as a certified financial advisor.
During his time at Shippensburg, Ed was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. He was an avid basketball player and tireless competitor in everything he did. One thing was a given with Ed-no one would ever outwork him. Though he never returned to live in Bedford County after college, he credited his family, faith, and hometown for whom he became as a person. Ed was loved by all and impacted many lives before his sudden passing at age 43. This scholarship was established in his memory by family and friends in hopes of providing Bedford County students with an opportunity to find success and themselves through an education at Shippensburg University.
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