PH’s first college scholarship program for esports gamers launched

  • Globe Telecom and Esports AcadArena have teamed up for an esports college scholarship program
  • This will be the country’s first scholarship program for gamers and student esports community leaders
  • The program has three types which covers free tuition fees and financial grant of up to P50,000 for families of players

The Philippines now has its first ever esports college scholarship program.

Image by Esports AcadArena via Facebook

If you’re an exceptional gamer or a student esport community leader, this could just be your chance to become a college esports scholar.

Globe Telecom and Esports AcadArena, the Philippines’ premiere campus esports program, officially released their guidelines on the country’s first esports scholarship. The scholarship will provide eligible college students tuition coverage ranging from 25% to 100%.

Dennis Christian Dominguez, Head of Games and Esports at Globe Telecom, said this is their way of supporting the education’s shift to a more digital-based learning.

He said, “The education sector is hard-hit by the pandemic. With students, teachers and families shaken to adjust to the digital norm. Many schools are turning to esports to supplement the lack of extracurricular activities. This is Globe’s way to make that transition smoother and more holistic.”

Image by Esports AcadArena via Facebook

The Esports Merit Scholarship has three types.

The Competitive Merit Scholarship that covers 25-100% tuition of any active student from the roster of an Alliance Student Organization. The Leadership merit Scholarship that also covers 25-100% tuition of any support staff of the Alliance member schools. And lastly, the Family Good Game Grant that is a Php25,000 to Php50,000 grant for families of players with good character who qualified in any official tournament of the AcadArena.

More details about the application process and eligibility will be released within the year. Interested school partners may reach out to AcadArena via their website.