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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

The Entertainment Software Association Foundation seeks to empower the next generation of gaming industry innovators by offering scholarships to a variety of students interested in gaming and game design.

Scholarship: Multiple

Awarding Organization: Entertainment Software Association Foundation

Amount: Varies

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: Depends on scholarship; some focus on women and minorities, others on LGBTQ students and LGBTQ allies, while still others focus on those currently designing games or competing in e-sports.

How to Apply:  Complete the online application and upload supporting documentation.

Deadline: March 12

Website: ESA Foundation

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.