Imane “Pokimane” Anys is well-known as a Twitch streamer and influencer. She has become known for a tradition of supporting student gamers, especially for them to manage their tuition. In 2020, she declared that she would be supporting student gamers by giving away money through scholarships each and every year.
- Pokimane had launched a scholarship in 2020 alongside the University of California. Yesterday, she announced another scholarship in partnership with Intel Inspires and American Video Game League.
- The scholarship will be providing $100,000 across 10 students. Pokimane will be providing half the amount while AVGL will contribute the remaining sum. Scholarship America, which assists with the management of scholarships, will be taking care of the scholarship and its distribution.
hello and welcome to my $100,000 scholarship application 💜
i know how difficult it is for students to manage classes + gaming, so i hope this will help with your studies! glhf 🥳
apply here: https://t.co/FGpCBgkcY1https://t.co/FGpCBgkcY1
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) November 23, 2021
HOW TO APPLY
- Pokimane’s scholarships are aimed at student gamers from underprivileged backgrounds. The scholarship will be open for students till the end of the year on 31st December 2021.
- Students who wish to apply will have to send in a 1-2 minute video, where they highlight and explain their background in the gaming arena and their goals as a gamer.
- There are no eligibility criteria as such, except that students will have to be studying in Canada or the US, and must be joining or planning to join a college in Fall 2022. Students from different levels, such as high school juniors, seniors, college enrollees, and graduates.
This is surely a welcome move for students who are also invested in gaming. Many other popular figures in the gaming scenario such as Dr Disrepect, QuarterJade, and AriaSaki have praised Pokimane for “giving back” to the fans.
“With both of my parents being teachers, I’m especially proud to be launching another scholarship to help students with a gaming passion. I know firsthand that it’s not easy to balance schoolwork and a gaming career. I hope that this scholarship will alleviate that stress for aspiring gaming content creators and players.”
– Pokimane on the launch of the scholarship
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