In 1976 the Riddle Foundation was founded by J. P. Riddle. Joseph Riddle was on the FSU Board of Trustees and March Riddle was a board member for the FSU Foundation. In 2007 the Foundation established a scholarship at Fayetteville State University saying, "It is expensive to go to college and there are a lot of qualified students out there academically, that come from needy families or split families or do not have families."
The Joseph P. Riddle, Jr. & March F. Riddle Scholarship is awarded to deserving students from Cumberland County, NC. Bladen, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Robeson, and Sampson County residents are also considered.