Pokethrift Scholarship Program

Poke Thrift offers you a chance to be the next winner of our yearly scholarship contest. We’re giving $1,000 to the student with the best essay about video games. Sounds easy enough?

If you’re up for a challenge, sharpen your pen and write a 1,500-word essay explaining how video games can help students develop cognitive skills. Some of the opportunities for your essay focus are:


  • The benefits of video games for focus and motivation
  • Video games as learning media (discuss history games, for example, and how they help you learn historical facts)
  • The social aspect of video games (collaborative, multi-player games)


Once you’ve written your essay, submit it to scholarship@pokethrift.com in PDF or Google Doc format. We’ll only accept applications with subject title “Video Games Scholarship”. Besides the essay file, your email should have your personal information (name, phone, email, address) and some sort of proof that you’re currently attending college.

We give scholarships yearly and the only limit is that you haven’t won last year. Students from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. Make sure you submit your application before February 10, 2018, as that is our final deadline. The winner will be known by February 15.

By sending us your essay, you agree that we may publish it on our website. However, your personal information is safe with us – we will never share it, sell it, or rent it to anybody without your specific permission.