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S.C. State Fair names 2022 scholarship recipients

May 24, 2022


The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2022.

The S. C. State Fair annually awards 50 scholarships to South Carolina high school students planning to pursue their studies at any public or private college, university, or technical college in the state. The $6,000 scholarships are awarded at an annual rate of $1,500 and are based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application.

Thanks to Circle K stores, the S. C. State Fair will award 3 additional scholarships this year – for a total of 53 scholarships. Circle K presented the S. C. State Fair with $20,000 on March 18, 2022. Circle K, in conjunction with EMC Tickets, realizes the importance of building relationships and making a difference in the communities they serve.

“We are honored and excited to reward these 53 outstanding students.” State Fair general manager, Nancy Smith said. “Educating the state’s youth is a priority of the fair. We feel blessed to be able to continue our scholarship program throughout the challenging times of the last few years.”

The scholarships must be used at a public or private South Carolina college, university, or technical college and may cover tuition or other educational expenses like on-campus housing, a computer, or textbooks.

Recipients must retain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and enroll in no less than 30 credit hours each academic year to receive funding for that year.

The fair has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships since beginning the Ride of Your Life Scholarship program in 1997.

For a complete listing of this year’s scholarship recipients, visit

Media outlets: Click here to access the S.C. State Fair Digital Press Kit.

The South Carolina State Fair, a self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was organized in 1869 and is dedicated to preserving and promoting South Carolina’s agricultural roots while supporting statewide education.  The South Carolina State Fair has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships since 1997.

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