Toronto University has announced their own eSports scholarships for students aspiring to study in the university.
The name of the scholarship will be Victor Xin Scholarship in esports and the first will be dished out in autumn of 2018. The only requirement that has been announced for now is a minimum of 3.5 GPA. The student should also have a passion for eSports.
The scholarship is for $1000. It will be given to students who are passionate about eSports. This scholarship will enable students to pursue their hobby while going further in their education.
In a statement to eSportsinsider,
We should reward leadership attributes no matter how they manifest themselves. I want to help students who pursue leadership and personal development but go about it a different way. There are trailblazers on campus who are rallying a different set of students to build campus organisations focused on an alternative way of learning to lead and succeed in life.
“Society may not recognise them yet – but we shouldn’t let them fall through the cracks. I hope esports becomes even more mainstream and draws more attention. Then students who are passionate about esports can get the recognition they deserve and the support they need to succeed.”