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.  It has consistently risen in the US News and World Report rankings and has expanded both undergraduate and graduate programs to encompass both traditional liberal arts fields and professional studies.


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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


Defiance College


Delaware Valley University


DeSales University


Dickinson State University


DigiPen Institute of Technology


ECPI University


Edinboro University


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


Florida Southern College


Fontbonne University


Full Sail University


Georgia Southern University


Georgia State University


Grand View University


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology


Hartwick College


Hawkeye Community College


Illinois College

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)

Illinois Wesleyan University


Indiana Institute of Technology


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.