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Columbia Business Monthly

S.C. State Fair Names 2018 Scholarship Recipients

May 22, 2018 10:35AM ● By Kathleen Maris

The South Carolina State Fair has named its Ride of Your Life Scholarship recipients for 2018.

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.

“Educating the state’s youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are passionate about this mission,” State Fair manager, Nancy Smith, said. “We are thrilled to honor and reward these outstanding students.”

Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and enroll in at least 30 credit hours each academic year to receive funding for that year.

The fair has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since beginning the Ride of Your Life Scholarship program in 1997. For a listing of this year’s scholarship winners, visit

This year’s 149th anniversary South Carolina State Fair will run Oct. 10-21 in Columbia.