Similarly to Starbucks recent announcement of their employee scholarship program, GameStop is following suit. They have announced their “Power to the Scholars” program that will be allow their employees or their children to go to college. Much of the details of the program have not been announced but the mere fact that they have started it is a move in the right direction.
According to the announcement from GameStop, the “Power to the Scholars” program will work in partnership with Scholarship America, Inc. as an extension of GameStop’s employee-oriented Gamer Fund. Employees can begin applying for the program on May 1 via an online application through scholarsapply.org. The program will offer 40 scholarships worth a total of $2,500 each or $100,000 in all.
Gamer Fund president Mike Buskey had the following to say about the program launch,
“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.”
Some other stipulations include that all applicants must have worked at a GameStop for one continuous year and must maintain a GPA of 3.0. Here are the other factors that must be taken into consideration to qualify:
- Financial need
- Academic performance
- Demonstrated leadership in school and community activities
- Work experience
- Career and educational goals
If you are one of the scholarship recipients, you will be notified by July 20.