Full Sail Stories
Published May 04, 2021
High School Esports Scholar's Cup Awards Scholarships to High School Gamers
High school students from around the country were awarded scholarships during the education-focused Rocket League invitational.
This spring's High School Esports Scholar's Cup brought together hundreds of high school students from throughout the country to compete in a Rocket League tournament with prizes including Full Sail scholarships worth up to $15,000 and incredible gaming gear courtesy of Full Sail and MSI.
In this free-to-join tournament, students got more than just a chance to compete for amazing prizes. Participants in the Scholar's Cup were able to connect with peers around the country, enter incredible giveaways, and learn more about careers in the esports and gaming industries.
The two-day 3v3 Rocket League tournament featured a panel of industry experts and Full Sail graduates who shared with high schoolers their experiences and tips for success. Featuring Erin Eberhardt of Activision Blizzard, Twitch Partner Deejay Knight, Matt "Burns" Potthoff of eUnited, and Melia Anguiano of Gen.G Esports, the panel presented students with insights from roles across the esports industry including team management and content creation.
High School Esports Scholar’s Cup first place trophy
Ending the two-day tournament, team GK Genesis – with students from Clovis West, Novato, and Los Alamitos High Schools in California – finished in first place with each team member winning $15,000 in Full Sail scholarships, a Nintendo Switch console, an MSI swag bag, and a commemorative trophy. Players on the second and third place teams were awarded up to $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for each team member.
Missed the event? Catch the Qualifiers and Scholar's Cup Finals on the Full Sail Armada Twitch channel.