HyperX And 1,000 Dreams Fund To Offer Grants To Women Seeking Esports Jobs
HyperX, a manufacturer of a wide range of gaming peripherals from headsets and mics to mice, announced a new partnership today. The company is teaming up with the national non-profit 1,000 Dreams Fund to provide nine young women pursuing careers in esports and gaming $1,000 microgrants.
This partnership is an expansion of the BrodcastHER Academy — Powered by HARMAN program announced at E3 in June of 2018, and in collaboration with Samsung subsidiary HARMAN and Allied Esports.
Together, the organizations are launching the first BrodcastHER Academy Challenge today.
During the next four weeks, women seeking careers in esports and gaming can enter for a chance to win one of the nine available microgrants along with an all-expense paid trip to the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas. During the trip, the recipients will have the opportunity to work with the productions and executive teams on an esports event.
Those wishing to apply for one of these grants will be able to enter via a photo challenge on the 1,000 Dreams Fund microsite or Facebook. Any U.S.-based college-aged woman 18 years of age or older may enter by submitting a photo that showcases their talent, commitment, and interest in gaming and/or broadcasting careers.
The first winners will be announced February 18, with more being revealed February 25 and March 3. The three final winners will be announced on March 15 during a live event at the HyperX Esports Arena.
The 1,000 Dreams Fund has provided more than $100,000 in scholarships to young women looking to further their education since it first launched in 2015. The organization's aim is to help these women with the extra expenses associated with college education, including exam fees, tutoring services, and book purchases.
More than 100 women have received funding to pursue a wide range of programs.
With the creation of the BroadcastHER program, the 1,000 Dreams Fund is expanding its focus to women hoping to become part of the ever-growing esports and gaming industry.