Patty A. and Berkley Barbarow, Jr. established a fund within the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation in memory of their son, Joe Barbarow. It is known as the Joe Barbarow Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This fund provides a scholarship that is awarded each year to an outstanding Parkersburg High School senior who attended Hamilton Middle School in Wood County, West Virginia, and who plans to further his or her education. Recipients are selected on the basis of excellence in scholarship, school citizenship, and moral character - qualities possessed in a high degree by the young man in whose memory the award is made.