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S.C. State Fair accepting scholarship applications > Columbia Business Report

The South Carolina State Fair is now accepting applications for its Ride of Your Life scholarship program.

The annual program awards $300,000 each year in scholarships based on academic and extracurricular achievement, communication skills, need and completeness of application, according to a news release from the organization. This year, 50 scholarships of $6,000, to be paid out at $1,500 a year over four years, will be awarded to SC high school seniors.

Students pursuing two-year degrees will receive $1,500 each year.

“Education is one of the fair’s missions,” Nancy Smith, SC State Fair general manager, said in the release. “We know students need extra funding for college now more than ever. We hope everyone who knows a South Carolina high school senior will encourage them to apply.”

Scholarship applications must be completed online at scstatefair.org by March 15. Winners will be notified in mid-May.

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.

More information is available at scstatefair.org or by contacting Betsy Cooper at betsyc@scstatefair.org or 803-799-3387, ext. 110.

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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