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SC State Fair announces deadline for "Ride of Your Life" scholarship application

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – The South Carolina State Fair is accepting applications for its ‘Ride of Your Life’ scholarship.

Fifty $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors across the state.

We’re told the scholarship will be paid out at $1,500 a year over four years. Students pursuing two-year degrees will receive $1,500 per year over the two-year period.

A spokesperson for the SC State Fair said the scholarships 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.

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

Those interested must submit their application online by March 15. The State Fair Scholars will be notified in early May.

The South Carolina State Fair “Ride of Your Life” scholarship program awards $300,000 in scholarships each year.

“Education is the fair’s mission, and we created this program to support young adults with big dreams for the future,” said State Fair general manager, Nancy Smith. “When patrons visit our annual fair to enjoy hand-crafted exhibits, novel foods, and thrilling rides, they’re supporting our mission to educate and empower South Carolina’s youth.”

Hopeful scholars or their parents can get additional information by contacting Betsy Cooper atbetsyc@scstatefair.org or call 803-799-3387 ext 110.


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