About the Scholarship

The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship is an essay writing competition, rewarding those specific students who require special assistance in their academics while pursuing a career in computer and video game arts at the same time.

This scholarship is organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation, an institution that supports and encourages new technologies to create meaningful opportunities for the youth of America.


How to Apply?

The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship application require the following materials for application:

  • A copy of the student's completed application, which can be found online on the official website of Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation
  • The student's or the guardian's most recent tax return financial information 
  • The student's self-written 300-word essay on their interest in pursuing a degree, alongside a career in eSports 
  • The student's self-written 300-word essay on why they expect to win the scholarship

The above-mentioned materials need to be presented online on or before the deadline date.


Scholarship Amount

The ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship provides 30 scholarships amounting to $3000 each, annually.

These scholarships are non-renewable.

The 30 scholarships awarded include - 15 awards for high-school students and 15 awards for college students.


Deadline Information

The application documents for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship are expected on or before 11;50 p.m. CT on April 1.


Eligibility Criteria

The students are expected to consider the following eligibility criteria to apply for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship:

  • The student must be a high school senior or currently enrolled college freshman, sophomore, or junior.

  • The student must be a U.S. citizen.

  • The student must be a woman and/or a minority student.

  • The student must be pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts. High school seniors must have already been accepted into the program.

  • The student must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

  • The student must plan to enroll or be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. student.

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