Scholarship Opportunities

The colleges below are all NACE members and offer some form of scholarship for their esports athletes.

Check out the National Association of Collegiate Esports for more information.

- School Directory -


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Ashland University

Ashland University is offering athletic scholarships for Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, Rocket League, Hearthstone, & Starcraft 2. Our student-athletes all receive their own mouse, keyboard, headset, mouse pad, jersey, jacket, and backpack. Our players also get exclusive access to our esports facility featuring 25 high-end gaming PCs. We have two full-time coaches on staff dedicated to helping our student-athletes succeed both in game and in their academics. Interested students can apply on our website or contact me via discord.

Contact Info -

http://goashlandeagles.com/sports/esports/Esport_Recruitment_Form

https://discord.gg/UrqvhQp


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Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment. Averett University's vision is to be a premier student-centered university renowned for innovative teaching and engaged learning.


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Barton College

Barton College is a private, four year, coeducational liberal arts college located in Wilson, NC offering competitive eSport scholarships for League of Legends, Rocket League, Fortnite, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Madden, NBA2K and additional games.

Barton College: www.barton.edu

Barton College Esports: www.bartonesports.com


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Bellevue University

About Bellevue University:

Bellevue University effectively engages students in earning awards and degrees that prepare them to thrive in a connected, competitive world. We provide students with a powerful foundation for personal value creation, instilling the confidence they need to take control of their lives and to be responsible citizens of the global community. We teach the value of a free market, capitalistic economic system and the importance of preserving our American heritage of a democratic and free way of life. 

The vision of Bellevue University is to be the premier open access university in the United States. 

Bellevue Bruin Athletics:

The Bellevue University athletic department is proud of their affiliation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA), and their newly formed affiliations with both The National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACeSports or NAC) and the Collegiate Star League (CSL) for eSports. 

Bellevue University supports and strives to exhibit leadership through the NAIA’s Champions of Character program. The NAIA Champions of Character program provides training to ensure student-athletes know, down and value the right things in all areas of life. The five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership are put into play, accounted for and tracked at all NAIA schools. 

Prospective Student-Athletes: 

If you are interested in competing in League of Legends at Bellevue University please complete our Prospective Student-Athlete Questionnaire.(http://www.bubruins.com/sports/esports/prospectiveathlete)


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Campbellsville University


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Catawba College

Catawba College inspires students to transform their sense of what's possible and prepare for fulfilling lives in a place where they belong.

With the addition of our esports program, Catawba joined over 60 other colleges and universities offering the program that has become the world’s fastest-growing spectator sport.

The addition of esports allows us to meet our students from all majors and academic areas where their interests are and provides our current and future student-athletes with a new and exciting intercollegiate sport.


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Cazenovia College

Cazenovia College is an independent, co-educational college near Syracuse, NY, offering bachelor degree programs in the liberal arts and professional studies in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their fields.


Cazenovia College varsity eSports teams will be competing in League of Legends, and Overwatch for the 2018-2019 school year.


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Central Christian College of Kansas


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Central Maine Community College


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Central Methodist University

Central Methodist University will begin it inaugural eSports season in Fall of 2018. The team plans to compete at the Varsity level in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League and Hearthstone. CMU is committed to building an eSports program that is built on tradition and excellence!

The eSports team will have its own dedicated room, equipped with state of the art PCs and gaming amenities.

CMU is a private university located in Fayette, MO. We currently have approximately 1,100 students on our 100-acre, tree-shaded campus.

The student teacher ratio is 16 to 1 and we offer more than 30 majors and pre-professional programs.

CMU is a place where you will not get lost in the crowd and there are plenty of ways to get involved with over 40 student organizations!

If you are interested in joining our team please contact us at dsledge@centralmethodist.edu or fill out our athletic questionnaire: http://www.cmueagles.com/recruiting.php


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Centralia College


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Cincinnati Christian University

Cincinnati Christian University is offering scholarships for League of Legends, Overwatch, Fortnite, Rocket League, Smash Bros., NBA 2K, Madden, FIFA, and shoutcasters for students of all talent levels. CCU’s program offers a unique mix of PC & console games in order to provide a competitive environment for players across all major platforms while building a community powered by accountability and leadership within the university.

Want to be recruited? Fill out CCU’s Recruit Me form on a computer - http://www.ccuathletics.com/recruiting.php

Contact Info -

Head Coach: Jared Fayne

Email: jared.fayne@ccuniversity.edu

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCU_Esports (@CCU_Esports)

Discord: JaredFayne #0519


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Cooker College

Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 2 in South Carolina for value.


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College of Saint Joseph

College of St. Joseph is a small, independent nonprofit institution located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Our idyllic 117-wooded acre campus sits on the edge of Rutland's city limits, providing a comfortable walk to both a vibrant downtown and several recreation areas.

CSJ offers more than 20 undergraduate degree programs and 12 graduate programs in areas including Business, Criminal Justice, Arts & Sciences, Psychology & Human Services and Education, with a family-like campus environment and unparalleled faculty-student interaction. Our diverse community includes students from across the country and highly-qualified faculty and staff.


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Columbia College


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Culver-Stockton College

We are the official varsity esports team at Culver-Stockton College. We will begin competing in the fall of 2018 in League of Legends, Overwatch, and Starcraft 2.


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Dakota Wesleyan University


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Defiance College


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Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University is an independent, nonprofit university located in the charming town of Doylestown, Pa. Originally an agricultural college, DelVal was founded in 1896 and has grown into an academically rigorous interdisciplinary college dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. As our founder, Joseph Krauskopf once said, we take "science with practice" seriously. Today, our more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to our mission to provide a functional learning environment for our students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several of our fields of study.

DelVal has more than 25 undergraduate majors in the natural sciences, business, and humanities. We offer six master's programs, a doctoral degree and several adult education courses. From business and information management and policy studies to Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and an MBA program, DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate degree, graduate degree and continuing education degree programs.

Our university boasts small class sizes, an applied and theoretical approach to learning and individualized attention. Our student-faculty ratio is 15:1, allowing for a very close-knit campus. We encourage an environment where faculty know our students by name, forging strong mentoring relationships with them.

In our required Experience360 program, an experiential learning component of the curriculum, our students learn by doing—a philosophy and a practice ingrained in and tailored to each of the majors we offer. We strive to mobilize all students, staff and faculty to find solutions to the most pressing issues of our time, whether in the classroom or out in the real world. Our school cultivates a community of inspiring, intelligent and imaginative thinkers who can create new initiatives.

Learn more about Delaware Valley University's many accolades.


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DeSales University

It is the mission of DeSales University to provide men and women with quality higher education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism as developed by Saint Francis de Sales and his spiritual heirs. The University imparts knowledge and develops talents for, personal, familial, and societal living. DeSales University enriches the human community and enhances the dignity of the individual through its educational endeavors. In its work, the University fosters a vital and respectful dialogue between Roman Catholic faith and human culture.


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Dickinson State University


DigiPen Institute of Technology


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ECPI University

Founded in Norfolk, Virginia in 1966, ECPI University demonstrated early on its commitment to forward-thinking, market-based curriculum in an accelerated format and being among the first to offer classes in the growing field of computer programming. The name – ECPI – stands for East Coast Polytechnic Institute, signifying its origin and ongoing commitment to technological advancement in all fields of study.

For nearly half a century, ECPI University was established as a career oriented student centered institution and pursued a path of addressing the needs of students and employers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.


Edinboro University


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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott is a residential campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The university offers bachelormaster's, and PhD degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering, Software  and game design, and Security & Intelligence. The Prescott campus also offers a master's degree in safety science.


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Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive college and the oldest college in Florida. Florida Southern maintains its commitment to academic excellence through more than 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business, accounting, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Best Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a 2016 Top ROI College by Forbes; and included in The Princeton Review’s 381 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa and home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence


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Fontbonne University


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Full Sail University


Georgia Southern University


Georgia State University

With seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia State University provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. A national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.   Georgia State is the #4 most innovative university in the U.S.; #14 best institution for undergraduate teaching in the U.S.; and one of the most diverse institutions in the U.S. (#1 public or nonprofit university in the U.S. to confer undergraduate degrees to African-Americans; and #1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African-Americans, Asians and Latinos).


Grand View University


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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will begin it inaugural eSports season in Fall of 2018.  Currently, HU has a club team that was established in the Fall of 2018  The team plans to compete at the Varsity level in League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone and NBA 2k. HU is committed to building an eSports program that is second to none!

The eSports team will have its own dedicated room, equipped with state of the art PCs and gaming amenities. We have also partnered with The Whitaker Center to provide a first in the nation experience of competing on a Digital IMAX screen!  We have also secured several local and national sponsors.

HU also offers Interactive Media as a BS Degree so not only do you get to play video games you can learn how to build them and have a career upon graduation!

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of the newest comprehensive Universities in the United States located in beautiful downtown Harrisburg, PA.


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Hartwick College


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Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College has a tremendous amount to offer its students in terms of its educational opportunities, faculty, and facilities. With a Liberal Arts program that prepares students to transfer to a public or private four-year college as well as over 45 career and technical program options, Hawkeye offers many great choices that will help you launch your career.

Hawkeye is committed to helping each and every student succeed through our small classes, flexible scheduling, student activities, and affordable tuition. In addition, students also have access to a state-of-the-art wellness center, a Student Health Clinic, and a Career Services Center.

We are also an educational resource for the whole community. Students of all ages can register for Continuing Education classes to update professional skills or pursue a new hobby. The vitality of our area workforce is important to us as well and we work closely with businesses to develop training programs to meet the needs of employees.

So, whether your goal is to complete a degree or just brush up on skills, I encourage you to visit our campus to see what we can provide in terms of your education. I believe you will like what you see and thank you for considering Hawkeye Community College.


Illinois College

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Justin Bragg took over the the program at Illinois College in October of 2017.  He specializes in coaching League of Legends, being a former challenger player (peaking at rank 10) and participating in the Challenger Series back in season 4 and 5.  In his first season coaching, every player on the team improved by at least one tier, with the most improvement coming from our mid laner, starting the season at Silver 2 and ending at Platinum 4. 

Contact Info - 

Discord name:  [IC] Jbraggs#1602

Email:  Justin.bragg@ic.edu

What we offer-

League of Legends

Between $15,000- $20,000 depending on ranking and team play (contact coach Bragg for more info)

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Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University, an independent, residential, liberal arts university founded in 1850, strives to attain the ideal of a liberal education while providing unique opportunities with distinctive curricula and programs. A liberal education at Illinois Wesleyan fosters creativity, critical thinking, effective communication, strength of character and a spirit of inquiry. Our curriculum deepens the specialized knowledge of a discipline with a comprehensive world view. The Illinois Wesleyan experience affords the greatest possibilities for realizing individual potential while preparing students for democratic citizenship and life in a global society. As the University pursues this ideal for all of our students, we help students to follow a wide range of career and life paths, offering diverse curricula in liberal arts, fine arts and professional programs as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary study and off-campus learning. The University through our policies, programs and practices is committed to diversity, social justice and environmental sustainability. A tightly knit, supportive university community, together with a variety of opportunities for close interaction with excellent faculty, both challenges and supports students in their personal and intellectual development.


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Iowa Central Community College


Juniata College

Juniata is part of the Landmark Conference, the first Division III athletic conference in the US to host esports play among conference members. This Spring we are fielding Landmark teams in League of Legends. We are also active in ECAC competition with League and Overwatch, and seeking other opportunities to expand our reach.

Juniata College also offers esports scholarships up to $2,500. These awards recognize program engagement and participation of students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and community and whose academic excellence and aspirations are balanced with competitive ability. Express interest and find out more by filling out the recruitment form on our esports page.


Kansas Wesleyan University


King University


Lackawanna College


Lebanon Valley College


Lees-McRae College


Limestone College


Lourdes University


Marietta College


Maryville University


McPherson College


Menlo College


Miami University


Midland University


Missouri Baptist University


Missouri Valley College


Molloy College


Morningside College


Mount St. Joseph University


Mount Vernon Nazarene University


New England College


New Mexico State University


Northern Virginia Community College


Northwestern Christan University


Ohio Northern University


Oregon Institute of Technology


Park University


Pratt Community College


Principia College



Randolph-Macon College


Robert Morris University


Savana College of Art and Design


Schreiner University

Schreiner University is currently recruiting for the following games: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Hearthstone, Paladins, Smite, Call of Duty, Smash Bros, Heroes of the Storm, PUBG, and others.

Players selected to join our roster are guaranteed at least $10,000 per year (up to 4 years), a dedicated practice space, and various opportunities to travel and compete. We have a supportive administration and our student gaming community is one of the largest on campus.

Interested students should fill out this form: https://schreiner.secure.force.com/form?formid=217801


Shawnee State University


Shenandoah University


Siena Heights University


Southern New Hampshire University


Southwest Baptist University


Southwestern Oregon Community College


St. Ambrose University


St. Clair College


St. Louis College of Pharmacy


St. Thomas Aquinas


St. Thomas University


Stephens College


Stevenson University


SUNY Canton


Texas Wesleyan University

The TXWES Esports & Gaming Program is based on the three Cs: Competition, Creation, and Community.

• Competition: we field 7 games currently. Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Smash Bros (Melee and Ultimate), FIFA and Madden. Our program is structured like any other athletic program on a college campus. In addition to practices and competitions, competitors are expected to take part in VOD/film reviews, leadership/skill development sessions, study halls, and real life work outs created by the director of our fitness center.

• Creation: Between our partnered page on Twitch and YouTube, we are building out a streaming, vlogging, and podcasting presence online so we are looking for both on air and behind the scenes talent for that. The hope with this piece is to not only provide a fun experience for all involved, but also let those creating this starting building out more of a portfolio to use in future employment.

• Community: this is the event management and social media side of things. We have Community Managers, office staff, and student volunteers already helping to brainstorm, plan, and execute events for our community both on a small and large scale. This is also the avenue for those that just want to attend events and not actually help run them.

Contact info: esports@txwes.edu | Ingenuus Zero#3058 | txwes.edu/playesports

What we offer: Our school offers 12 $2,000 esports scholarship (based on try outs), we have several student employment positions in our office that pay $10.10/hour up to 20 hours per week, and our school offers merit scholarships based on GPA and test scores that can cover 70% of tuition cost. Our university is also located within 45 minutes of Optic, Team Envy, Complexity Gaming, Mavs Gaming, and the FC Dallas eMLS team. We have already been meeting with all of these teams to find ways to collaborate, increase our competitors skill levels, and create an overall amazing and educational experience for all students involved in our program!


The University of Texas at Dallas


Thomas College


Trine University


Union Community College


University of Alaska Anchorage

Founded in the summer of 2017 the UAA E-Wolves aim to unite gamers on campus along with throughout the gaming community to have a common space to come together and game with others in the community. We cater to all levels, whether you want to compete at a collegiate level or just play casually. We currently have one team that competes in the collegiate scene for League of Legends in the CSL along with actively recruiting current college students and future students for teams for other games such as Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft 2, WoW, CS:GO, DOTA 2 and Smash and hopefully more in the future. We're a recognized uLoL club from Riot which grants us access to recruitment and viewing party kits from Riot Games. We're working on becoming a TESPA chapter along with partnering with other gaming communities throughout Alaska to assist with our growth and lastly one of our main goals is to show that the UAA E-Wolves has what it takes to make their mark on the collegiate Esports map. 

Contact info - 

uaaesports@gmail.com

https://discord.gg/8Jc9fFe

What we offer -

At this time we are a fairly new program so we don't offer any scholarships but we are working on that. The main thing we offer is a place to compete in the collegiate scene. 


University of Antelope Valley


University of Jamestown


University of Missouri


University of Mount Union


University of North Texas


University of Oklahoma


University of Pikeville


University of Providence


University of Rip Grande


University of Saint Mary


University of South Carolina Sumter


University of South Carolina Union


University of the Cumberlands


Upper Iowa University



Wagner College


West Virginia Wesleyan College


Western Kentucky University


Wichita State University





More to come.