LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles-based global esports organization Gen.G has announced a $1 million commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in the gaming industry. Gen.G has pledged to commit $100,000 annually for 10 years through the establishment of the Gen.G Foundation. The first year of partners includes the University of Kentucky, Eastern Michigan University, Silicon Valley Bank, and Bumble, the location-based social app.
The fund will be used to support women, people of color, and low income students enrolled in a United States university or college who are interested in majoring in gaming, esports, entrepreneurship, journalism, or content creation. Applications for the inaugural class of 10 students, labeled the “Gen 10,” will open Sept. 15, and scholarship recipients will be announced in December.
“The gaming industry has only scratched the surface of developing talented young gamers who can lead the industry’s next generation,” said Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G. “This and future classes of the Gen 10 will strengthen the diversity and representation that gaming needs to reach its full potential.”
Gen.G’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders remains stronger than ever with its continued global expansion of educational programming and partners. Together with their partners, Gen.G has hosted tournaments, speaker series, community-building live gaming events, professional esports coaching, and ongoing mentorship opportunities.
For more information about the Gen.G Foundation & the search for the Gen 10, please visit www.geng.gg .