Roehampton launches first UK eSports scholarship
- Monday, July 9, 2018
The University of Roehampton is launching a scholarship for students with talents in esports.
The scholarship, which will be delivered by Sport Roehampton, will be worth £1,500 a year and will support undergraduate or postgraduate students. Ten scholarships will be available for students enrolling in 2019.
Students applying for the scholarship will need to demonstrate aptitude in the field and in common with other sports scholarships available at the University, successful applicants over the coming years will be required to display their commitment to esports alongside successful academic progression.
Mark Ellul, Registrar, said: "This scholarship is about recognising talent in a field that has a growing popularity both around the world and among our students. The University of Roehampton already has a successful sports programme, underpinned by financial and coaching support for students who excel in their chosen field, and this new scholarship is a natural progression from that as we seek to develop our wider offering in esports."
Applications for the new esports scholarships are now open.