The Annual GameAuthority

Our Scholarship

GameAuthority acknowledges how important gaming is in the learning experience. As games have progressed in recent years so has its use across many industries, as well as in education.

Games and simulation programs are used in education from kindergarten all the way to post-graduate exams and career practice. We understand today, that people have different learning styles and we often benefit from strong visuals as well as building our muscle memory. Not only do games provide relaxation outside the classroom but they also promote incredible logical thinking skills, coordination skills, as well as an understanding of coding and digital practice - a skill that is going to become ever-prominently needed in the future.

Are you an undergraduate student that is using gaming or simulation programs to better your education in your studies? We’d love to hear how it’s advancing your learning experience and setting you up for success. If you think you can take on the challenge, please elaborate on your educational gaming experience in an essay! The student that best expresses their thoughts will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Amount



  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

Required Application Details

  • Please write a 2,000-word word essay answering the following questions:
        1. How do you use video games to enhance your learning experience?
        2. How has gaming changed the way you think and learn?
        3. What are your favorite games and how do you feel they are benefiting you? 
  • Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited university. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.
  • Please submit the form below. 

How to Apply

Please complete the form with the following information to apply:  The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Brief Biography
  • College or University Name
  • College or University Mailing Address
  • Proof of Enrollment - Transcripts, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted. Please submit as .jpeg, .pdf, or .doc
  • A 2000 word essay answering the above questions. Please submit as .pdf or .doc
  • Confirmation and acceptance of terms and conditions

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2020. A winner will be selected and notified via email by April 30, 2020

2019 Winner

We are excited to announce Sai Tippana from Georgia State University as our 2019 winner. To read his essay, please click here.

Additional Scholarship Deatils

  • Winning candidate will be selected by a panel of judges from GameAuthority.
  • The scholarship is available on a yearly basis and is non-renewable.
  • Any questions about The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship can be directed to: gameauthority2020 [(at)] gmail [(dot]) com
  • The scholarship funds provided by GameAuthority will be sent via check to the college or university. Funds are to be applied to qualified college expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board) for the current academic year.

Privacy Policy and User Communications

Privacy Policy

By submitting an application, the applicant automatically grants GameAuthority permission to post the applicant’s name, college, photo (if submitted), and the essay on or in other marketing communications. We are also granted permission to send you information regarding your application.

We will remove any information pertaining to the student at the student’s request.

All sensitive information relating to all applicants is destroyed as soon as a winner is announced.

Applicants emails will not be used for any marketing purposes.

User Communication

When you send email communications to GameAuthority, and/or its representatives may retain those communications in order to process or respond to your inquiries or application as related to the scholarship. GameAuthority and its representatives will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The winning applicant will be notified directly by April 30, 2020, and an announcement of the winner will be posted on our scholarship page on that date as well.

Terms and Conditions

All submitted photos and essays must be original work of the applicant. Only one submission may be entered per student, per year. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. By submitting an application to The Annual GameAuthority Scholarship, you certify that all the information you have provided is original, accurate, and complete.

The applicant automatically grants GameAuthority, its agents and/or representatives permission to:

  • Use their name, photo, essay response, and award amount, if any, in announcements or articles (i.e. social media, newsletter, etc) issued by GameAuthority.
  • Post the applicant’s name, college or university, and the essay on GameAuthority’s website.
  • Email information to the applicant regarding their application.
  • Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly, as well as on GameAuthority’s social media pages.

About GameAuthority

GameAuthority provides well-researched gaming equipment reviews for our visitors. As passionate gamers, we want our fellow consumers to find the best equipment available. We make sure our visitors leave our site having learned something about the mouse, keyboard, or router they are interested in purchasing.