Students are now attending college on esports Scholarships
Students are now offered scholarship programs to play eSports competitively in college. Colleges are now organizing their own collegiate status esports team. And now, Find Your Grind (FYG) has partnered with esports platform ReKTGlobal to create the scholarship program. Each year, the two will be offering $450,000 through the platform which focuses on high school students but is open to anyone.
FYG’s new program doesn’t just award folks who want to play esports. It also offers other scholarships geared toward various gaming-related disciplines, such as cosplaying, concept art for games, and esports commentating. And though it’s previously focused on encouraging high schoolers to pursue creative opportunities, Gross says that they decided to open up the esports scholarship to everyone. He says that by taking applications for a wide array of skills as well as from various demographics will encourage diversity in the industry.
Esports is slated to hit $906 million in revenues this year, according to market researcher Newzoo. And the audience will continue to grow — the analyst predicts that esports fans will grow to 250 million strong by 2021.