We've just found out that on May 12 Find Your Grind - an organisation focused on helping youths explore unconventional careers and lifestyles - will be teaming up with Team Rogue's Fortnite streamer Benjamin 'DrLupo' Lupo to award nine gaming lifestyle scholarships, announcing the winners at The Bay skatepark in Lincoln, Nebraska.
DrLupo himself is from Nebraska, and at the event fans can meet him, ask questions in a Q&A session, and perhaps even take part in his stream. He's a big figure in the hugely popular Fortnite scene too, so it's no doubt helped with publicity to have him on board.
"It means a lot to me to partner with ReKTGlobal, Rogue and FYG to make an impact on my home state," says DrLupo. "It's amazing what the gaming community can do when we come together, from being able to raise more than $300,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital on my Twitch stream to supporting kids who want to pursue gaming lifestyles through scholarships and educational programs."
"DrLupo personifies what we aim to achieve with our gaming and esports scholarships," added Nick Gross, Founder of Find Your Grind. "He's a Nebraska local who has used his passion for gaming to achieve great success in a unique lifestyle. He's an example of what we hope all of our scholarships recipients can achieve."
Each scholarship will give $5,000 USD in funds, which can be used for anything at all that helps the recipient "advance their goals for pursuing a gaming lifestyle," according to the press release. This scholarship's applications are staying open until noon CDT on May 12 (the start of the event) and a winner will be chosen from among the attendees who applied for the award.
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