COLUMBIA – May 22, 2018 – The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2018.
The 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.
“Educating the state's youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are passionate about this mission,” State Fair manager, Nancy Smith, said. “We are thrilled to honor and reward these outstanding students.”
Scholarship recipients must maintain 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 $3 million in scholarships since beginning the Ride of Your Life Scholarship program in 1997.
Click Here for a complete listing of this year’s scholarship winners.
This year's 149th anniversary South Carolina State Fair will run Oct. 10-21 in Columbia.The South Carolina State Fair is a self-supported, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating South Carolina's young adults, and awards more than $300,000 in scholarships each year.
Every dollar we earn that goes to the scholarship program helps reduce student expenses all over the state.