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College Scholarships for Gamers – Video Game Esports Scholarships
Here is a list of gaming scholarships, but do not apply for any award until you have learned the S.M.A.R.T. strategies found in How to Win College Scholarships.
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Scholarships for Gamers – Esports Awards
Open to all U.S. high school and college students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Award Amount: $2000
Deadline: July 31
Gamers Helping Gamers Scholarship (Suspended for 2022)
Open to U.S. high school seniors, although a few scholarships for current college students are awarded each year.
Award Amount: Varies (4 years awards, as well as one-time awards)
Deadline: March 31
Video game-loving students may also be interested in joining robotics teams such as FIRST Robotics.
Find out how my son used his love of video games to win scholarships as a result of his experience of being on a robotics team right here.
Open to students who meet these requirements:
Woman, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming; LGBTQ+; OR racial/ethnic minority
Actively performing service or volunteer work for an LGBTQ+ community
Pursuing a degree leading to a career in video game arts and sciences, competing on or managing your college esports team/club, or pursuing streaming content creation
Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited four-year college or university in fall 2022
Award Amount: (30) $3000
Deadline: March 12
Three different scholarships open to high school seniors who will be studying animation in college. Two of the awards have specific California residency requirements and one is open to all U.S. high school seniors.
Award Amounts: $5,000 (Plus paid summer internships at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California while in college.)
Deadline: February 22
Open to high school seniors and undergraduates with a 3.0 average GPA. Applicants must be applying to or currently completing a study related to game design at a recognized university or post-secondary school.
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: October 1
There are several scholarship opportunities open to students pursuing careers in various sections of the gaming industry.
Award Amount: $2500
Deadline: Not yet published for 2022. Bookmark the scholarship page and keep checking back.
Open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students in accredited U.S. colleges and universities who reside in the United States.
Award Amount: (2) $5000
Deadline: June 30
In addition to these gaming scholarship opportunities, students can check out colleges with esports programs and awards specifically for gamers and game design majors.
Find a nice list here of the best gaming colleges here.
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