HSEL Members to Gain Access to New Scholarship Pool
- By Dian Schaffhauser
esports organizations have teamed up to promote a new set of college
scholarships for esports players. Students attending schools that
belong to the High
School Esports League (HSEL)
will be eligible for "For the Gamers" scholarships being
granted by eFuse. So far, slightly more than $200,000 have been
donated, almost all of that by eFuse, which operates a social network
for esports and video games. HSEL is a competitive gaming
organization for high school esports programs. The company claims
2,400 schools and 70,000 participating students.
may win individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $10,000 by
joining the eFuse
platform. There, they can maintain their gaming portfolios and gain
potential access to college esports coaches, professional teams and
video game publishers. eFuse company officials said that members can
find internship opportunities and attend virtual job fairs, watch
original gaming content and receive news coverage about the industry.
funds, which can be applied to any college, will be distributed by
Varsity Esports Foundation,
the nonprofit arm of HSEL.
the various organizations are soliciting for more donations through
eFuse's funding site, #FortheGamers.
to eFuse, our students will have access to an incredible platform
where they can showcase their respective esports careers and make
meaningful connections with fellow players, teams and potential
employers," said Mason Mullenioux, co-founder and CEO of HSEL,
in a statement.
#ForTheGamers campaign is our way of investing in the next generation
of gamers providing them a pathway to do just that," added eFuse
Founder and CEO, Matthew Benson. The partnership "is just the
beginning in our journey to lay the groundwork for what is to come,
and to begin to get these life-changing opportunities in front of the
students," Benson said.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.