Gamers that can talk about their gaming passion can with this $5,000 scholarship earn money for college just by talking about your gaming experience

Gaming takes up most of your time? Then you should consider writing down your experiences for a chance to win money for college

College grants aren’t just for people with high GPAs and stellar SAT Scores. Some scholarship awarding institutions have taken to bucking the trend of rewarding academic greatness, and instead offering scholarship based on unique talents, odd interests, creativity and other unorthodox criteria.

Traditional or online universities usually have their own scholarship programs, but average students of college education online or offline can’t always access them due to falling short of a requirement or two. More than often, these programs require the applicant to have a pretty high GPA.

Well fortunately, students who prefer extra-curricular activities to academic ones, still have a chance to get ahold of a grant to pay for their college education online or offline degree. For example, do you like gaming? Do you spend hours in front of the computer trying to beat a boss or to solve a puzzle? Are you a huge fan of Magic: The Gathering? Then this scholarship might be for you.

Students of offline or online universities, who can also get poetic about their gaming experiences are invited to apply to the Gamers Helping Gamers scholarship program.

You can win a $5,000 grant if you submit your high school transcript (there’s no minimum GPA requirement, don’t worry) and FAFSA form. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that has to be prepared annually by current or perspective college students in order to determine their eligibility to receive financial aid.

On top of that you will have to include an essay which answers a few specific questions. Here’s an example of last year’s essay themes: “What is your favorite magic card or mechanic and why?” If you think you can answer a question like that, then you have come to the right place.

The Gamers Helping Gamers scholarship program is not yet accepting applications for the next school years, but it will do so this fall. So bookmark this scholarship and return to it at a later date.

If gaming is not really your thing, maybe you like traveling and tourism. If that’s the case for you then you should check the Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships.

In order to access funding here, you’ll need to be a full or part time student enrolled in a travel, tourism or hospitality college degree (bachelor or master’s). Applicants need to demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA, which is not a super strict requirement.

Undergrads can earn a $2,500 scholarship if they send it their resume, two letters of recommendation, school transcript and an essay that shouldn’t be more than 2 pages in length and addresses questions like:

“Which segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on.”

“What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry?”

Tourism Cares offers a wide range of scholarships and you can take a few minutes and browse through them all to see if you can apply to any others.

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