The global esports industry is estimated to grow at a rate of 400% in the next seven years to $4.28 billion by 2027, according to Data Bridge Market Research. The world's 2.7 billion gamers are expected to spend nearly $160 billion on games in 2020 and projections surpass $200 billion by 2027.
With such tremendous growth, the demand for professionals with education and experience in esports is pivotal.
With a top-ranked game design program, William Peace University has now launched an esports and gaming administration major for students interested in the field.
It’s the era of gaming, sports, and entertainment all rolled into one—yes, esports has exploded into one of the hottest and most lucrative industries. Content creators, streamers, and gamers across all platforms are benefiting from this emerging industry.
The WPU Esports and Gaming Administration Scholarship will be given to one student who is passionate about gaming and ready to turn their hobby into a lucrative profession. All students interested in attending William Peace University are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The application deadline is Oct 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 1, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 1, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.