The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2017.
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.
“We are delighted to honor and reward these outstanding students,” State Fair manager, Gary Goodman said. “Educating the state’s youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are thrilled to continue that mission.”
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 nearly $2.7 million in scholarships since beginning the Ride of Your Life Scholarship program in 1997.
For a complete listing of this year’s scholarship winners, visit scstatefair.org/scholarships.
This year’s 148th anniversary State Fair will run Oct. 11-22 in Columbia.