Use online games to get a college scholarship

college scholarship for online game playing
college scholarship for online game playing

Your mother always told you to stop playing Nintendo and study, but little did she know that your gaming skills would eventually pay off ... literally. Now middle-and-high school students, 13 and older, can play games to earn scholarship cash for college. Marketing executive Angelo Tartaro's ScholarGamers.com gives participants a chance to compete for large prizes.

The registration process takes about five minutes and includes filling in general information such as an e-mail address and school name. Then it's game time. The challenges are simple and colorful, reminiscent of old cell phone games. Included are favorites such as Gem Swap, think Bejeweled, Disc Toss where the player simply clicks as many flying Frisbees as possible and Pool.