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SC State Fair accepting applications for ‘Ride of Your Life’ Scholarship

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yPatrick Phillips|February 3, 2020 at 10:50 AM EST - Updated February 3 at 10:50 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting applications for its Ride of Your Life Scholarship through March 15.

The fair will award 50 $6,000 scholarships to high school seniors across the state to 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.

“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.”

The South Carolina State Fair “Ride of Your Life” Scholarship Program awards $300,000 in scholarships each year based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need and completeness of the application.

The scholarship funds must be used at a South Carolina university, college, or institution and may cover tuition or other educational expenses such as on-campus housing, a computer or textbooks.

Prospective scholars or parents can get additional information by contacting Betsy Cooper atbetsyc@scstatefair.orgor 803-799-3387, ext. 110.

A list of last year’s “Ride of Your Life” scholars can also be found online atSCStateFair.org.

Scholarship applications must be completed online atSCStateFair.orgby March 15.

The State Fair Scholars will be notified in early May.

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