The Gamer Fund, which is affiliated with GameStop Corporation (GME) brands, has established the Power to the Scholars Scholarship Program to assist employees and their children who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Dependents of Employees
Applicants who are dependents of employees must meet all of the following criteria as of the application deadline date:
*Dependent children are defined as unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian.
Note: If an employee has more than one child, all children who meet the eligibility criteria may apply. Each child must apply separately and each application will be evaluated individually.
Applicants who are employees must meet all of the following criteria as of the application deadline date:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to fifteen (15) awards will be granted to employees and up to five (5) awards will be granted to dependents of employees.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale of the equivalent) in a full-time course of study for dependents and a part-time course of study for employees. Renewal is also contingent on the continued employment of the GameStop employee.
Employee must be employed by GameStop when the awards are disbursed. No awards will be made to Directors, Officers, NEOs, EVPs, SVPs of GME, substantial contributors to the Gamer Fund, or dependents or family members of any previously noted groups.
Awards are for undergraduate study or vocational-technical study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation.
Financial need will be considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no circumstance does any officer or employee of GME or the Gamer Fund play a part in the selection process. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in mid July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year if they meet the eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Gamer Fund. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload a current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.