Esports Scholarships Are Now A Reality In The Philippines Thanks To AcadArena and Globe
Do you think you have what it takes to be an esports professional? Controling your opponents in games such as Dota 2 and Mobile Legends can now be a factor to snag a scholarship in universities throughout the Philippines thanks to Globe-AcadArena Merit Esports Scholarship (GAMES) Fund.
The GAMES Fund officially opened its door to candidates on December 24. The partnership between Philippine telco giant Globe and AcadArena, the leading collegiate esports program in the nation, seeks to assist student-gamers attain their dreams.
The scholarship fund was initially announced by AcadArena back in September and is only open to candidates from recognized trainee organizations under the AcadArena Alliance Program.
A grand total of 29 universities passed the Alliance Program’s accreditation process in 2020. The list includes the top schools in the country such as University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University.
” We’re thrilled to bring the GAMES Fund to life to support student-gamers standing out both in and out of play,” said AcadArena’s Co-Founder and Director of Student Programs, Ariane Lim in the main news release. “We have a great deal of intend on how we can enhance this more with Globe and our attempted and tested school esports community in AcadArena. This is simply the start.”
The GAMES Fund can award scholars either half or complete protection of their tuition costs or a regular monthly stipend. This will be figured out by their academic performance and contributions to their respective campus esports.
The only candidates who can avail of the GAMES Fund Competitive and Management merit scholarships are those from the seven three-star member organisations of the Alliance program.
4 applicants will be selected for the GAMES Fund Competitive and Management merit scholarships. The leading candidate will get a grant of PHP30,000 (or around US$ 600). The staying three each receive grants of PHP15,000 (or around US$ 300).
The other scholarship program provided is the Family Good Video Game Grant. This one in particular will focus on family-oriented, model student gamers in need that have good academic efficiency and school esports contributions in their Alliance student organization and is readily available to any Alliance member despite star tier.