On June 1, 2020, his alma mater, Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Kentucky, bestowed upon Ricky Skaggs an honorary high school diploma for all of his work in music. The surprise presentation happened as Skaggs, along with fellow alumni singer-songwriters Larry Cordle, Tyler Childers and others, were participating in a virtual high school graduation ceremony for the Lawrence County High School 2020 graduating class. 

 Dr. Robbie Fletcher, superintendent of Lawrence County Schools in Kentucky, presented Skaggs with the honor. 

Watch below at the 30:25 mark!