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Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship

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The first gaming scholarship was handed out in the year 2014 and more are being added year over year to students who have learned to apply the skills they created gaming to other aspects of their lives.

Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship


Dr. Randy Pausch was a professor of computer science, design, and human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. After being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he gave a lecture on how to achieve your childhood dreams and wrote a book called “The Last Lecture” before he passed away.

After his death, CMU pledged to honor him by creating a memorial scholarship reserved for women majoring in computer science as a nod to a man who advocated and mentored many women in the field.

Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship Details

The Dr. Randy Pausch rewards two students with $2,500. To qualify for this scholarship, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Either a domestic or international student (both may apply)
  • Full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate at the time of application (high-school seniors are not eligible).
  • 3.3 GPA or higher
  • Intention to enter the gaming industry

Apply for the Dr. Randy Pausch Scholarship

To apply for the Dr. Randy Pausch scholarship, you need to submit your application to their website. You will also need to provide proper documentation of where you plan to attend as well as transcripts.

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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