There are highly-skilled gamers and then there are the people that work behind the scenes (who could also be great gamers); putting their creativity to work and creating legendary video games, like Call of Duty and League of Legends.
You don't have to be an expert gamer to design video games. While colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers on a competitive basis, other schools and organizations offer video game design scholarships to students with a love for interactive gaming and who are interested in a career in the video game industry. For instance, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences offers three video game scholarship programs to those interested in the video game and interactive media industry, including disciplines in game development, art, animation, programming, game design, sound design, engineering, law, marketing, or business administration.
If you are dreaming about a career in the video game industry, there are plenty of video game design scholarships with many more to come as popularity increases at the collegiate level. Here's a comprehensive list of video game design scholarships:
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