Power to the Players? How's about Power to the Scholars?
Video game retailer GameStop has announced a new scholarship program that will assist employees (or their children) in college.
Power to the Scholars exists in partnership with Scholarship America, Inc. and is an extension of GameStop's employee-oriented Gamer Fund. If you wish to apply for the scholarship program, the company will begin accepting applications on May 1. At that time, visit this website and submit your information for the 2015-16 school year. All told, GameStop will hand out 40 scholarships worth $2,500 each, which totals $100,000. Said Gamer Fund president Mike Buskey:
"There's no better way to invest in our company than by supporting our employees and their families. The ‘Power to the Scholars' program will enable us to help employees achieve great things in their careers, their lives, and for their families."
Applicants must have worked at GameStop for at least one continuous year, and must also hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Other factors that will be considered:
I'm sorry, I don't mean to sound unappreciative but what does $2,500 get you in the college world these days? 1/4 of a semester? Well, I guess it might cover your books for all four years.