GameAuthority's Annual Scholarship

The deadline for the 2018 scholarship has passed. We will reopen the application in March for the 2019 scholarship.


Scholarships helped us get through college and we are excited to provide that same opportunity for the next generation.  If you are interested in applying (or know someone who might be), please see the details below.


We will apply a $1,000 USD award to the winner through Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at their university.


  • Each applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior (one year prior to college) who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a university
  • Each applicant must be able to present proof of enrollment to the university so the scholarship payment can be made to their financial aid account
  • Each applicant can only win the award once (Scholarship is offered yearly)
  • Each applicant may only submit one (1) application per year
  • Any falsification of information or plagiarism of the essay will result in disqualification from the award
  • Application is open worldwide. Writing isn't constrained by country and we don't want to limit the number of students that we can help
  • Submission must be received no later than 11:59pm on Feb 1st, 2018

How To Apply

Students that wish to apply for this scholarship must send an application by Feb 1, 2018 via this Google Form. In the application please provide the following:

  • Contact Information (Name & Email Address)
  • Education Background (High School, High School Graduation Date, College)
  • Quick Biography (300-500) words that will accompany your essay if it is selected for our award. Share a little about yourself with everyone that will ready your essay.
  • Essay (Please include a 2000 word essay on the topic "Video games have influenced me by...". Feel free to include personal stories.)

Selection Criteria

We will review each essay and select one winner for the award on Feb 21st, 2018. Once a winner is selected they will have 2 weeks to respond or we will need to move to the 2nd place winner. By submitting your application, you are giving us permission to post your entry and biography if you are selected for the award.

Additional Questions

If you have any other questions please use the contact us page.

Terms and Conditions

GameAuthority ( is dedicated to protecting your privacy and personal information. By participating, you consent to the collection, storage, and disclosure of personal information as outlined in the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. If you cannot agree to these terms, please do not participate. All rights and ownership of submitted content are transferred to GameAuthority, irrespective of selection for scholarship offers. GameAuthority reserves the right to publish any submissions once the submission period has elapsed. Winners will be selected by GameAuthority, by the criteria of their choice.