Pokimane and American Video Game League launch $100,000 scholarship

Collegiate production company the American Video Game League (AVGL) has partnered with content creator Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to launch a $100,000 (~£74,768) scholarship for students involved in gaming and esports. 

The partnership will see both parties donate $50,000 (~£37,389), with the amount divided among 10 winners who will receive $10,000 (~£7,477) each in scholarship money.  

Pictured: Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys

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Moreover, AVGL will donate an additional $50,000 for the winners of the scholarship, which is meant to help students pay their college tuition. 

Anys spoke on the announcement: “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.” 

Applications for the scholarship are open until December 31st. Winners will be revealed in early February 2022.  

According to the release, this marks the third scholarship Anys has created. Last year, she donated $50,000 to UCI Esports to fund an annual scholarship for students involved in gaming and esports. Furthermore, she’s supposedly funding scholarships for STEM students through the STEM Advantage Program. 

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Anys also recently co-founded talent management and brand consulting company RTS, where she serves as its Chief Creative Officer. RTS’s goal is to ‘fix what is broken’ when it comes to talent management and brand partnerships in the gaming and esports industry.

Esports Insider says: It’s great to see big streamers such as Pokimane give back to their community and contribute to the growth of the industry while also helping aspiring talent.