The Minecraft Scholarship

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.

My eleven-year-old daughter is obsessed with the game, Minecraft. For all of you parents in the same boat, fear not! Welcome to 2020 and the only (that we know of) Minecraft Scholarship for students. The scholarship committee wants to hear from all gamers who share a love of Minecraft and learn how it is so much “more than a game” in their lives.

Scholarship: The Minecraft Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Apex Minecraft Hosting

Amount: $2,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies

Eligible Students: Must be a U.S. citizen and currently enrolled in high school or college

How to Apply: Applicants must write a 500-word essay describing how the game of Minecraft is a positive influence on their educational and professional development.

Deadline: July 31


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


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.