Happy students graduating.

Now accepting applications for 2017. Apply now!

What is the "Ride of Your Life" scholarship?

Fifty $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to students across South Carolina, for a $1,500 scholarship per year over a four-year period.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need, and completeness of the application.

How do I apply?

Complete the application below to apply. Deadline to complete applications is March 15, 2017.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are:

  • A senior in high school in South Carolina.
  • A full-time resident of South Carolina.
  • Going to attend college in South Carolina.

Application Requirements

  1. The completed online application form.
  2. A current photograph (preferably your senior photo).
  3. A one-page, double-spaced, 12-point font essay.

How can the scholarship be used?

The scholarship must be used at a South Carolina university, college, or institution, 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 each year.

How do I get more information?

Contact Betsy Cooper via email or at 803.799.3387 ext. 110.

Applicant Information

Applicant Photo
Would you like to receive email updates?


High School

Higher Education

Enrollment Status:


What was the combined income of your parents (or guardians) in 2015?



Please type a one page essay explaining what you have done to make your community a better place.

PDF files only. All essays must be one page, double spaced and in a 12 point font.

Meet Jasmine, 2016 scholarship recipient.
Jasmine Carter
Jasmine Carter Claflin University, Biology Major

Every dollar we make goes to helping SC students with their education.

See past scholarship recipients!

2016 Scholarship Winners

50 SC students who excel in academics, extracurriculars, and community service.