Building on the good things in Rick's life, his family has established a scholarship with the Ritchie County Community Foundation to help MOVTI and Ritchie County students obtain certification for improvement in their fields of expertise.

"Rick loved giving a helping hand up to those students who had the desire to improve their knowledge and skills," said Rick's father, Richard Barnard. "It is our hope that each student recipient of the Rick Barnard Memorial Scholarship will achieve great success."