Esports scholarships are awarded to a select number of incoming undergraduate students interested in joining Hawaii Pacific University's esports team. Qualified gamers can earn scholarships valued between $1,000 - $6,000 per year. Hawaii Pacific University is honored to have the first esports arena in the state of Hawaii. Only those who have submitted both a complete admissions application and a eSports Scholarship application will be considered. Scholarship deadlines are generally at the beginning of May, August, and December, as it depends on which semester is being applied for.
Hawai‘i Pacific University’s esports started as a small League of Legends club of 12 dedicated students across our three campuses. Overseen by Campus Recreation these students consistently arranged practices and scrimmages against other universities on the mainland. Now HPU is in full support of esports and our athletes, which includes facilities and resources to properly compete. We are proud to be the first college in Hawaii to offer competitive scholarships for Esports athletes and support our teams competing in Open and Invitational Tournaments, Collegiate Valorant and local tournaments in addition to the Peach Belt Conference.