Through fundraising and donations, the Parkersburg South High School Class of 1980 established a fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation in memory of their friend & mentor, David F. Medley.

The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior of the Parkersburg South High School football team. Recipients must have at least an overall 2.0 grade point average, exhibit financial need and be deserving of this award in the opinion of the head football coach and his assistants. Recipients must also be enrolled in any post-high school college, university, vocational program or any accredited school and not be receiving a full athletic or academic scholarship.