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Recipients of the South Carolina State Fair's 2021 Ride of Your Life Scholarship have been announced as of Wednesday morning.

The fair 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 overjoyed to honor and reward these outstanding students,” State Fair general manager Nancy Smith said. “Educating the state’s youth remains a priority of the fair, and we are thrilled to continue that mission, even after our past year challenged by a world-wide pandemic that greatly affected the S.C. State Fair and our industry.”

Scholarships must be used at a public or private South Carolina college, university, or technical college and may cover tuition or other educational expenses including on-campus housing, computers 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.

Nearly $4 million in scholarships has been awarded by the fair since beginning the Ride of Your Life Scholarship program in 1997.

A complete listing of the 2021 scholarship recipients are available online.

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