There are more and more scholarship programs associated with video games.
New opportunities have opened up for players to pay for their education through their hobbies.
With the proliferation of e-sports, not only is the prize pool for tournaments and the number of pros increasing, but more and more higher education institutions are recognizing its potential. Students living in the U.S. have once again opened up some new opportunities to make it easier to fund their college years.
Last year, several foreign schools launched video player scholarship programs, but perhaps the most prominent of these is the University of California in Irvine. It was here that the League of Legends Scholarship, in which ten students can study at the institution for up to four years, started here in the fall of 2016. In addition, Riot also joined the initiative and created a brand new Internet cafe on the university campus where students are free to practice.
It was recently reported that the same school will also launch an Overwatch program this fall to cover the $ 2,500 tuition fee, and students will have to meet various expectations in return. The offer states that scholarship students should spend 15-20 hours a week practicing Overwatch, going to team meetings and various competitions, but it is also important that they train and take on community work. The Overwatch team at the University of California is performing quite well anyway, they also won the Tespa Summer Series competition between schools last year, but the youth can always come in handy.
However, there are more than just programs related to e-sports games in the US. Apex Minecraft Hosting, for example, offers a $ 2,000 scholarship for writing an essay. Conditions include only those who are citizens of the United States, study at a high school or college, and have a minimum grade point average of 3. If the candidate meets the expectations, they should write a 500-word essay on what role Minecraft can play in education and career development.
There are already similar opportunities in several countries, but it is easy to imagine that more schools will soon join the initiative and offer video student scholarship programs to their students.
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