Featured Image for Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

We are not kidding. A private university in Chicago has been dangling scholarships that are worth up to US$19,000 per student at avid players of League of Legends. The video game has quickly become one of the most fiercely battled amongst organized team competitions. 

Robert Morris University Illinois has confirmed that it recognizes this growing legitimacy of what are known as “eSports” and so, starting this fall, the university will be offering scholarships which will provide up to 50 percent of tuition and 50 percent of room and board. It’s the perfect excuse to ask your mom to give you some space as you perfect your game.

Via SF Gate

About the author

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.

Lost At E Minor Sessions is a user-generated video initiative scouting the most creative minds from Australia - and around the world. Send us a video of you doing anything creative - from cool tech ideas, to amazing art, music, travel and more. We'll be highlighting the most inspiring submissions, so show us your awesome video now.