NAECAD Collegiate Esports Guide

The purpose of the NAECAD Collegiate Esports Guide is to increase esports adoption across the country by informing high school students about collegiate esports opportunities that are available to them.  

We are proud to share nearly 100 esports programs nationwide!
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Alabama

Keyano College

Fort McMurray (Alberta), Alabama

Contact: Shadi Hanna, Head Coach/Arena Coordinator
Email: shadi.hanna@keyano.ca
Phone: (289) 456-1339
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Valorant, Call of Duty, Fortnite, League of Legends
Scholarships: Athletic scholarships, athletic endowments, international student aid
Other academic programs that work with esports: Esports administration program

 

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, Alabama

Contact: Justin Ellis, Director of Esports
Email: rellis@hawks.huntingdon.edu
Phone: (404) 345-7737
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Rocket League, League of Legends, Smash Ultimate, Overwatch 2, Fortnite, Madden, NBA2K, Chess, iRacing, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Apex and Multiversus
Scholarships:
$14,000 Esports Scholarships for all esports players
Other academic programs that work with esports: Esports administration program

Connecticut

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut

Contact: Jonathan Martin, Esports Coordinator
Email: jmartin@post.edu
Phone: (860) 917-1354
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Smash Bros Ultimate, Valorant, Overwatch 2, Rocket League,
League of Legends, NBA2k, Madden and Halo Infinite
Titles they are considering: Call of Duty, Rainbow 6: Siege, Hearthstone, Multiversus
Other academic programs that work with esports:  We are one of the only schools in the country with full Minors, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Gaming & Esports Management. We also have CIS and
Communications programs that we work with.

Florida

Full Sail University

Orlando, Florida

Contact: Sari Kitelyn, Executive Director, Esports
Email: skitelyn@fullsail.com
Phone: (407) 252-5995
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex, Call of Duty, Rocket League, SSBU, LoL, Overwatch, R6, Smite, Halo, Valorant
Scholarships: We offer scholarships that encompass all areas of working in the esports industry. They are based on categories in leadership, game play, broadcast and production.

Idaho

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

Contact: Doc Haskell, Associate Professor, Head Coach
Email: Chrishaskell@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 891-8001
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Halo, Madden, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Smash
Scholarships: $150k total annually, increasing year by year
Other academic programs that work with esports: Broadcasting

Illinois

Augustana College

Rock Island, Illinois

Contact: Joe Loomis, Director of Esports
Email: josephloomis@augustana.edu
Phone: (262) 765-7172
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Valorant, Overwatch, Rocket League, FIFA, Madden, NBA2k, Smash Ultimate
Titles they are considering: Smite, CS:GO
Scholarships: Augustana Esports offers talent-based esports scholarships up to $3,000/year. Students are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships based on their application for admission ranging from $22,000-28,000/year.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Mass Communication and Journalism, Film and Media, Business

 

Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

Contact: Cora Kennedy, Director of Esports
Email: kkennedy@iwu.edu
Phone: (630) 433-7116
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Smash Ultimate, and Fortnite
Titles they are considering: Apex Legends, Halo, Call of Duty
Scholarships: We offer a half tuition scholarship
Other academic programs that work with esports: We have integrations Comp Sci, Broadcast, Video production, graphic design, business, psychology, and a few more in the works.

 

Illinois College

Jacksonville, Illinois

Contact: Robert Vedda, Head Esports Coach
Email: robert.vedda@ic.edu
Phone: (440) 420-8877
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends
Titles they are considering: Rocket League, Valorant
Scholarships: We offer $15,000/yr for Gold+ up to $20,000/yr for D3+
Other academic programs that work with esports:  Student internships help with social media. Sports information staff publishes written articles.

Indiana

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

Contact: Tristan Leonhard, Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation & Esports Programs
Email: tristan.leonhard@valpo.edu
Phone: (219) 464-5211
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: LoL, Rocket League, Overwatch, Smash, TCG, and iRacing
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Other academic programs that work with esports: Communications, Sports Media, Business Marketing

 

Purdue University Northwest

Hammond, Indiana

Contact: Justin Bragg, Head Coach/Director of Esports
Email: Bragg10@pnw.edu
Phone: (217) 989-2728
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League, Valorant, Super Smash Bros
Scholarships: On average, $500/student but can vary depending on grades, skill level, and other metrics. We have given out a $10,000 scholarship.

 

Trine University

Angola, Indiana

Contact: Alexander Young, Assistant Esports Coach
Email: Younga@trine.edu
Phone: (616) 834-2377
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: CoD, Rainbow 6 Siege, Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends, CSGO, Smash
Titles they are considering: Apex, Fortnite, sports games, Valorant
Scholarships: Current scholarships are $2,000 per player as long as they are on a roster. Scholarship changes should be coming in the future.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Broadcasting and marketing

 

Indiana Tech

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Contact: Jake Middleton, Head Esports Coach
Email: jdmiddleton@indianatech.edu
Phone: (816) 260-5722
Program: Varsity
Titles offered:  League of Legends, Overwatch, and Rocket League
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Scholarships: Scholarships are available.

Iowa

Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

Contact: Trevor Berneking, Director of Esports and Intramurals
Email: bernekingt@bvu.edu
Phone: (712) 749-1454
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Valorant, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, Smash, COD, Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K, iRacing
Titles they are considering: Overwatch
Scholarships: Every student that applies for BVU gets an academic scholarship anywhere between $16,000-$27,000 dependent on GPA, class rank and test score. Esports scholarships range from $500 per year to $1500 per year.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Our school of business does work with internships. Working on getting DIGI on board to do some broadcasting and video production but right now it is our team doing these things.

 

Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa

Contact: Cole Prescott, Director of Esports
Email: cole.prescott@nwciowa.edu
Phone: (605) 610-8097
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch 2, Rocket League, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Smash
Scholarships:  We offer scholarships for students interested in competing, casting, live stream & video production, and other esports industry roles. Esports scholarships stack on top of students’ other financial aid, and the average financial aid award that students receive is $28,000.

Clarke College

Dubuque, Iowa

Contact: Henry Johnston, Director of Esports
Email: henry.johnston@clarke.edu
Phone: (563) 588-6350
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex Legends, Call of Duty, FIFA, Fortnite, Hearthstone, NBA 2K, Madden NFL, Rocket League
Titles they are considering: Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, League of Legends
Scholarships: We currently offer academic scholarships for participation, similar to all varsity sports on our campus like football or basketball

 

Grand View University

Des Moines, Iowa

Contact: Nathan Ragsdell, Director of Esports
Email: nragsdell@grandview.edu
Phone: (515) 263-2885
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch, LoL, Fortnite, Rocket League
Titles they are considering: Rocket League, Valorant
Scholarships:  Scholarships are the same as all other athletic teams at Grand View University.

 

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa

Esports Contact:  Chase Neukam, Director of Esports
Email: neukamchase@sau.edu
Phone: (765) 977-9263
Program Contact: Jullian Thomas, Program Relations Director
Email: Thomasjullian@sau.edu
Phone: (317) 490-0233
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Smash Ultimate, Overwatch, League of Legends, Smite, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League
Titles they are considering:  Valorant
Scholarships:  We currently offer scholarships to our varsity students for playing, casting, production, management, or any affiliated skill sets. Most of the financial aid comes from academic aid where 80% of the tuition can be earned with a solid GPA or test scores.

 

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Contact: Curt Kimm, Director/Head Coach
Email:  ckimm@coe.edu
Phone: (319) 929-6936
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends

 

Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

Contact: Joshua Fischer, Esports Head Coach
Email: joshua.fischer@wartburg.edu
Phone: (305) 987-7437
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Overwatch 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Scholarships: Currently as an NCAA D3 school, we do not offer athletic scholarships and that includes our esports program.

 

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa

Contact: Jack VonKampen, Esports Director
Email: jvonkampen@cornellcollege.edu
Phone: (319) 654-4942
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League, Valorant, Overwatch 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Hearthstone
Scholarships: We offer scholarships to potential varsity members. In the future, all varsity members will be on scholarship.

 

Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

Contact: Hubert Whan Tong, Esports Director
Email: hubert.whantong@simpson.edu
Phone: (302) 332-2334
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant League of Legends Rocket League Smash Ultimate Chess Magic the Gathering Arena
Titles they are considering: Overwatch 2, Apex, Legends, Fortnite
Scholarships:
Currently offering merit-based scholarships.

Kansas

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Contact: Travis Yang, Director of Esports
Email: travis.yang@wichita.edu
Phone: (573) 200-0865
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, COD, SSBU, Overwatch, Rocket League
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Scholarships: Scholarships available

 

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott, Kansas

Contact: Ben Souza, Head Esports Coach
Email: bens@fortscott.edu
Phone: (620) 223-2700
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Madden
Titles they are considering: Halo Infinite, Rocket League
Scholarships: Full books and tuition scholarships are available for e-athletes.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Business, Broadcasting (scholarship only, no official program), and many Adobe Design students participate in esports.

 

Bethany College

Lindsborg, Kansas

Contact: Blake Mitchell, Director of Esports
Email: mitchellbj@bethanylb.edu
Phone: (785) 212-1133
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Madden, Overwatch, Rainbow 6, Rocket League, Valorant
Titles they are considering: NBA 2K, FIFA
Scholarships: Combination scholarship of academics/esports- range from 13k-21k depending on GPA and talent

 

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Contact: Danny O’Connell, Program Coordinator
Email: djoconnell@ku.edu
Phone: (913) 742-0042
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Smash, CS:GO, Rainbow 6, Call of Duty
Scholarships: Our program is currently self-funded with limited scholarship opportunities. We give back what we can to our students but have no endowment set up.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Journalism school has held a streaming class before and has worked with us

Maryland

Morgan State University

Baltimore, Maryland

Contact: Tarrin Morgan II, Esports Director & Head Coach
Email: tarrin.morgan@morgan.edu
Phone: (732) 298-4183
Program: Club
Titles offered: Rocket League, Super Smash Bros, Call of Duty, NBA 2K, Madden
Titles they are considering: League of Legends, Fall Guys
Scholarships: Currently awarding (5) $20,000 scholarships donated by Verizon
Other academic programs that work with esports: The School of Global Journalism and Communications

Massachusetts

Clark University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Contact: Nicholas Travis, Director of Esports and Recreational Games
Email: ntravis@clarku.edu
Phone: (508) 793-7431
Program: Blended
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Rocket League, Splatoon 3, Smash Ultimate, Hearthstone, CS:GO
Titles they are considering: Any competitive collegiate esports title there is enough interest.
Scholarships: We are looking to add scholarships for Varsity teams in the immediate future.
Other academic programs that work with esports: We have an up-and-coming broadcasting and video production portion of our esports program, we also work with our marketing team, game design program, and many other facets of the university.

Michigan

Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, Michigan

Contact: Danielle Sirekis, Director of Esports/Head Coach
Email: dsirekis@ltu.edu
Phone: (248) 204-4412
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Madden, Rainbow Six Siege, Smash Bros., Valorant
Titles they are considering: None for Varsity, but we are establishing a club team at LTU so any title there
Scholarships: The average on-campus is $6,500 and off-campus is a firm $4,000
Other academic programs that work with esports: We are working on all of these relationships now

 

Albion College

Albion, Michigan

Contact: Karlo Delos Angeles, Director of Esports
Email: kdelosangeles@albion.edu
Phone: (269) 569-9620
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex Legends, League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch/2, Valorant, Madden, NBA2k, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, Halo Infinite
Titles they are considering: Call of Duty
Scholarships: Division III – No athletic scholarships.

 

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Contact: Colin Graham, Head Coach
Email: cgraham34@davenport.edu
Phone: (812) 229-4966
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: LoL, OW, RL, CSGO, Smash, R6, Apex Legends, CoD, Valorant
Scholarships: Average esports scholarship is ~$5000/year and stacks with academic scholarship offerings.

 

Cleary University

Howell, Michigan

Contact: Jarod Ericksen, Head Coach of Esports
Email: jericksen@cleary.edu
Phone: (517) 586-3018
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, COD: Vanguard, Overwatch, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Valorant, Hearthstone, Apex: Legends
Titles they are considering: Call of Duty
Scholarships: Athletic scholarships are available to all esports athletes. (Academic/Athletic scholarships average 30-50% of tuition)
Other academic programs that work with esports: Everything associated with esports is run through the Head Coach, including the broadcasting and video end of things.

 

Siena Heights University

Adrian, Michigan

Contact: Steven L. Robinson Jr, Director
Email: srobins2@sienaheights.edu
Phone: (517) 264-7824
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: LoL
Titles they are considering: Apex
Scholarships: Scholarships range on a tier list, with no scholarship being less than $5,000/year and up to full tuition/year.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Not at this time but communications will be integrated in the near future.

 

Finlandia University

Hancock, Michigan

Contact: Aaron Froelich, Director of Esports
Email: aaron.froelich@finlandia.edu
Phone: (906) 487-7220
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Valorant, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Super Smash, FIFA, Madden
Titles they are considering: Apex, NBA 2K
Scholarships: $1K each for Esports Scholarships
Other academic programs that work with esports: Sports management

 

Oakland University

Rochester, Michigan

Contact: Carl Leone, Esports Head Coach
Email: esports@oakland.edu
Phone: (248) 370-2100
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League, Smash Ultimate, Overwatch
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Scholarships: Scholarships up to $8,000/year (tuition is $14,500)

 

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan

Contact: Kaitlyn Roose, Director of Esports
Email: kmroose@mtu.edu
Phone: (906) 487-1224
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate, Apex: Legends, Overwatch 2, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Chess, iRacing, Call of Duty, Madden, FIFA, 2K, Rainbow 6: Siege, Smite
Scholarships: Athletic scholarships for varsity athletes and staff. Paid student worker positions.
Other academic programs that work with esports: There are plans to formally integrate practicum and internships through the business college and audio engineering.

 

Michigan State University

Lansing, Michigan

Contact: Christopher Bilski, Director of Esports
Email: bilskich@msu.edu
Phone: (616) 914-6321
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Smash, League of Legends, Valorant
Scholarships: Scholarships are available to all varsity students, and the amounts vary.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Game Design, Broadcasting, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, and many more.

Minnesota

Concordia University – St. Paul

St. Paul, Minnesota

Contact: Tyler Pauly, Director and Head Esports Coach
Email: pauly@csp.edu
Phone: (651) 641-8347
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, FIFA, Madden, NBA2K, Halo: Infinite, Hearthstone
Titles they are considering: Rainbow 6: Siege, CS:GO, Apex Legends
Scholarships: Every player receives a scholarship. We offer scholarships for both academics and esports.
Other academic programs that work with esports: We have various connections with other academic programs on campus and are always looking for ways to incorporate our player’s education into their esports experience.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota

Contact: Jacquie Lamm, Assistant Director & Head Coach
Email: esports@mnsu.edu
Phone: (507) 389-1559
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Call of Duty, Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant, Super Smash Brothers, Madden
Other academic programs that work with esports: Music & Entertainment Industries, Sports Management, Mass Communication

 

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contact: Konrad Bueckers, Co-Director of Esports
Email: konrad.bueckers@mail.northcentral.edu
Phone: (218) 513-6290
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Valorant, Fortnite, League of Legends, Rocket League, Smash Bros
Titles they are considering: Overwatch
Scholarships: We offer up to full-tuition scholarships for varsity team members.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Business, Digital Media, Communications

 

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Contact: George Micalone, Director – Student Union & Activities
Email: george.micalone@winona.edu
Phone: (507) 457-5312
Program: Club
Titles offered: Super Smash Bros
Titles they are considering: Overwatch

Missouri

University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy (UHSP)

St. Louis, Missouri

Contact: Fernando Paiva, Head Coach
Email: fernando.paiva@uhsp.edu
Phone: (314) 446-8101
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, FIFA, Rocket League, Valorant, and FGC
Titles they are considering: Counter-Strike, Rainbow6 Siege, and Overwatch2
Scholarships: Holistic approach based on academic and athletic merit, ranging from 0 to 25,000 depending on each case.

 

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

Contact: Steven Shattuck, Varsity Director
Email: ucmesports@ucmo.edu
Phone: (660) 543-8763
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch, Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, NBA2k, Madden. We’ve had Apex Legends, R6, Valorant, League of Legends, Hearthstone
Titles they are considering: R6, League of Legends, Valorant, Hearthstone
Scholarships: Minimum $500 per semester scholarship
Other academic programs that work with esports: Digital Media, Computer Science

 

Missouri State University – West Plains

West Plains, Missouri

Contact: Alex Pinnon, Coach
Email: apinnon@missouristate.edu
Phone: (417)255-7965
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Call of Duty, Overwatch, NBA2k, Madden, FIFA, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Mario Kart, Halo Infinite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Valorant
Titles they are considering: This is always dependent on the NJCAAE
Scholarships: We offer limited 500.00 dollar scholarships to some members based on academic performance and past gaming experience.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Contact: Ricky Reed, Esports Coordinator
Email: rreed@semo.edu
Phone: (573) 651-2367
Program: Blended
Titles offered: League of Legends, Valorant, Apex Legends, Halo:Infinite, Rainbow 6 Siege, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Rocket League
Titles they are considering: CS:GO and Overwatch
Scholarships: While we don’t offer scholarships yet, we do provide all tournament /league fees, gaming setups, jerseys, resume experience, broadcast opportunities, and let our players keep any tournament or league winnings.
Other academic departments that work with esports: Marketing, residence life, recreation services, and student government.

 

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, Missouri

Contact: Ben Suntrup, Director of Esports
Email: esports@lindenwood.edu
Phone: (636) 949-4986
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Valorant, Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rainbow Six
Scholarships: Current scholarships are based on skill and academics.

 

DRURY UNIVERSITY

Springfield, Missouri

Contact: Michael Jones, Head Esports Coach
Email: mjones045@drury.edu
Phone: (417) 873-6898
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch, Valorant, Smash Bros.
Titles they are considering: iRacing, VR
Scholarships: $2k to $6k per year + academic scholarships
Other academic programs that work with esports: Media & Communications

 

Missouri State University

Springfield, Missouri

Contact: Terry Weber, Director, Plaster Student Union
Email: terryweber@missouristate.edu
Phone: (417) 836-5886
Program: Club
Titles offered: LoL, Smash, Rocket League, Apex
Titles they are considering: Valorant, COD
Scholarships: We do not currently offer scholarships, however, we are anticipating in the next 1-2 years to be doing so.
Other academic departments that work with esports: We have a new partnership with our Kinesiology Department, which will be teaching classes starting in Fall 2022. Future partnerships with other areas/departments are in development now.

 

Missouri Western State University

St. Joseph, Missouri

Contact: Luke Theis, Director of Esports, Head Coach
Email: ltheis@missouriwestern.edu
Phone: (816) 271-4263
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Valorant. And any title at the club level.
Titles they are considering: Counter-Strike, Rainbow6 Siege, and Overwatch2
Scholarships: Students receive a scholarship based on rank/experience, coach ability, and academics. Our school also offers other scholarships that are stackable.
Other academic departments that work with esports: Sport/Recreation Management, Communication, Video Production and Digital Media.

 

Missouri Baptist University

St. Louis, Missouri

Contact: Richard Johnson, Esports Head Coach
Email: richard.johnson@mobap.edu
Phone: (636) 322-8095
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Madden, Valorant, Fortnite, and Call of Duty
Titles they are considering: Rainbow Six Siege and Super Smash Brothers
Scholarships: They offer esports scholarships that usually cover 5% to 60% of tuition.
Other academic departments that work with esports: Broadcast Media, IT, Cybersecurity, Exercise Science, and Business

 

Culver-Stockton College

Canton, Missouri

Contact: Dareon Jones, Head Esports Coach
Email: djones@culver.edu
Phone: (314) 755-7660
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex Legends, League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Call of Duty, NBA2K, Madden 23, Rocket League, Hearthstone
Titles they are considering: Counter-Strike, Rainbow6 Siege, and Overwatch2
Scholarships: Yes, there are scholarships for esports
Other academic departments that work with esports: There is an esports major

Montana

University of Montana

Missoula, Montana

Contact: Michael Cassens, Director of UM Esports
Email: michael.cassens@umontana.edu
Phone: (415) 787-0577
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Smash Ultimate, Valorant
Scholarships: We currently offer up to 50 scholarships at $1,000/each
Other academic departments that work with esports: The program is housed under the School of Visual and Media Arts, so there are game developers, production, broadcasting, marketing, artists, event planning, psychology, communication, and kinesiology

Nebraska

Concordia University

Seward, Nebraska

Contact: Ryan Hinds, Head Esports Coach
Email: ryan.hinds@cune.edu
Phone: (402) 364-3350
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Valorant, Overwatch, League of Legends, Smash Bros
Scholarships: Performance scholarships which average $5,000/each

 

York University

York, Nebraska

Contact: Collin Tucker, Head Esports Coach
Email: ctucker@york.edu
Phone: (402) 363-5659
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Valorant, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart, Clash Royale, FIFA, Madden, Hearthstone, Chess
Scholarships: Students can earn esports scholarships up to full tuition depending on skill set, ranking, teamwork, and work ethic.

 

Midland University

Fremont, Nebraska

Contact: Jordan Williams, Esports Director
Email: williamsj@midlandu.edu
Phone: (402) 705-9432
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch 2, Valorant, League of Legends, Rocket League
Titles they are considering adding: Apex Legends, Multiversus, Smash Ultimate, Halo Infinite, Fortnite
Other academic departments that work with esports:  They are looking to further expand the relationship with broadcast and production very soon.

New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire

Contact: Timothy Fowler, Director of Esports
Email: t.fowler1@snhu.edu
Phone: (603) 300-6709
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, Smash, Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League
Scholarships: They offer partial scholarships for all esports titles.
Other academic programs that work with esports: There is an extensive work-study program responsible for the esports arena, as well as academic integrations with an Esports minor in the School of Business Sports Management Program.

North Dakota

University of Jamestown

Jamestown, North Dakota

Contact: Noah Knutson, Head Coach
Email: noah.knutson@uj.edu
Phone: (701) 680-7667
Program: Club
Titles offered: Call of Duty, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Brothers, Fortnite
Scholarships: Stacks with academic awards up to $13,000

 

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, North Dakota

Contact: Josh Nichols, Esports Coordinator
Email: joshua.nichols@dickinsonstate.edu
Phone: (701) 502-4386
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Valorant
Titles they are considering: Rocket League, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege
Scholarships: They offer scholarships to incoming students which renew each year. They also have academic scholarships that can be paired with those for students who meet the requirements.
Other academic programs that work with esports: They have worked with the School of Business and Entrepreneurship to create two BBA degrees in Esports Administration and Esports and Business Administration.

 

North Dakota State University

Fargo, North Dakota

Contact: Joe Cleys, Coordinator, Thundar’s Game Room
Email: joseph.cleys@ndsu.edu
Phone: (701) 231-8236
Program: Club
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League
Titles they are considering: Valorant, Smash Brothers, Overwatch
Other academic programs that work with esports: Sports Management

Ohio

The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

Contact: Nate Meeker, Director of Esports
Email: ntm2@uakron.edu
Phone: (330) 972-4616
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Varsity: LoL, OW, Rocket League, R6S, Fortnite, CSGO, Valorant, CoD, and Super Smash Bros – Club: everything else

 

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Contact:  Andre Love, Director Office of Student Life Department of Recreational Sports
Email: esports@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 688-2485
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Rocket League, Overwatch
Titles they are considering: Valorant, Call of Duty, R6
Other academic programs that work with esports: They have a Broadcasting team/internship available

 

Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, Ohio

Contact: Travis Lynn, Head Coach
Email: tlynn@shawnee.edu
Phone: (740) 351-3408
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Hearthstone, Call of Duty, League of Legends, Overwatch, Smash Bros
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Scholarships: They are under athletics and follow similar guidelines to NAIA.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Sports Management, Game Design

 

Baldwin Wallace University

Cleveland, Ohio

Contact: Jake Grasso, Assistant Director of Sports and Rec- Esports
Email: jgrasso@bw.edu
Phone: (440) 787-7465
Program: Blended
Titles offered: OW, RL, COD, Madden, and FIFA
Titles they are considering: Valorant and Smash

 

Muskingum University

New Concord, Ohio

Contact: Tristan Murphy, Director of Esports
Email: tmurphy1@muskingum.edu
Phone: (740) 607-9641
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Halo, Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant, Madden, Rainbow 6 Siege, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros Ultimate 
Titles they are considering: COD
Scholarships: Limited scholarships based on academic and athletic success.

 

Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio

Contact: Alec Mueller, Head Esports Coach
Email: Amuelle3@ashland.edu
Phone: (330) 205-2960
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: FN, RL, OW, SSBU, CoD, CS:GO, HS
Titles they are considering: Valorant
Scholarships: Partial scholarships available
Other academic programs that work with esports: Digital Media and computer science

 

University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, Ohio

Contact: Ray Rediger, Director of Esports
Email: rrediger@rio.edu
Phone: (740) 709-9886
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: R6, Smash, Valorant, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Rocket League, League of Legends
Titles they are considering: CSGO
Scholarships:  Scholarships are available based on a wide range of skills in-game and out of game.

 

 

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Contact: Kyler Curtis, Head Esports Coach
Email: kyler.curtis@mvnu.edu
Phone: (740) 397-9000
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Overwatch 2, Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Fortnite
Titles they are considering: League of Legends
Scholarships:  Scholarships are available to new recruits on top of many other eligible scholarships. MVNU is listed as #2 for “Lowest Average Student Debt in Ohio” and is in the Top 5% “Best Colleges for the Money.”

 

Marietta College

Marietta, Ohio

Contact: Matt Williamson, Director of Esports
Email: williamm@marietta.edu
Phone: (740) 376-4629
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Valorant, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Titles they are considering: Hearthstone, Call of Duty, Apex Legends, FIFA
Scholarships: Esports scholarships are available. Must schedule a tryout either in person or on our Discord server. The amount is up to $2,000 per year for four years.

 

Hocking College Hawks

Nelsonville, Ohio

Contact: Mark D. Riley, Esports Director
Email: rileym24177@hocking.edu
Phone: (740) 753-7209
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Rocket League, Overwatch, Valorant, R6, Apex, Smash, Hearthstone, CoD Warzone
Titles they are considering: League of Legends, Halo
Scholarships: The college provide a mix of Athletic, Academic, and Work Scholarships to help students pay for college.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Journalism, Film & Video, Music Management, Business Management

 

Ohio Christian University

Circleville, Ohio

Contact: Alex Schneider, Head Coach
Email: aschneider@ohiochristian.edu
Phone: (740) 833-5524
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch, Halo, Valorant, League of Legends
Titles they are considering: Apex Legends
Scholarships: Everyone starts with around $2,000 unless they have a significantly high rank in a game, in which they will get more. The longer you play for the team the higher the scholarship goes. Captains get an added bonus as well.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Admissions and Marketing

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

Contact: Lucas Hayworth, Director of Esports
Email: Lucas.hayworth@oc.edu
Phone: (405) 305-2692
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex Legends, Call of Duty, CS:GO, Fortnite, Halo, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow 6: Siege, Rocket League, Smash Bros. Ultimate, Valorant, VR: Beat Saber, as well as available scholarships for Social Media, Livestreaming, Production, Events, Tournament Organizing, and other operations titles
Titles they are considering: Hearthstone, TFT, PUBG Mobile, Legends of Runeterra, DotA 2, and more.

 

Murray State College

Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Contact: Bobby Alexander, Esports Director
Email: ralexander@mscok.edu
Phone: (580) 277-1084
Program: Blended
Titles offered: All available
Scholarships:  Small scholarships are already available, potential for up to 75% scholarships could be available.

Pennsylvania

DeSales University

Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Contact: Karen Ruggles, Associate Professor of Computer Science | Varsity Esports Program Director
Email: esports@desales.edu
Phone: (610) 282-1100
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Overwatch, VALORANT, League of Legends
Titles they are considering: Rocket League, Chess
Scholarships: Up to $16,000 total: $4,000 per year for up to four years depending on in-game skill, fit to the roster, and fit to university

 

Seton Hill University

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Contact: Rob Obetts, Esports Director/Head Coach
Email: robetts@setonhill.edu
Phone: (814) 270-6631
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Madden, FIFA, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Hearthstone
Titles they are considering: Valorant, Fortnite
Scholarships: There are scholarships for our esports student-athletes.

 

Eastern University

St. David’s, Pennsylvania

Contact: Josh Franklin, Head Coach
Email: Joshua.franklin@eastern.edu
Phone: (610) 451-0523
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, SSBU, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Apex Legends and/or Fortnite
Scholarships: Scholarships are available between $500 – $10,000

 

Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania

Contact: Joshua Buchanan, Director of Esports
Email: joshua.buchanan@alvernia.edu
Phone: (610) 796-8276
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Valorant, Rocket League, League of Legends, Overwatch, SSBU
Scholarships: They currently offer scholarships for varsity (up to full tuition), academy ($3000-$7000), and club teams ($1000-$2000)

 

Lackawanna College

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Contact: Teddy Delaney, Esports Program Administrator
Email: delaneye@lackawanna.edu
Phone: (570) 574-0437
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Overwatch, League of Legends, Valorant, SSBU, Fortnite
Titles they are considering: iRacing, Call of Duty, NBA2k, Fifa, Madden
Scholarships: The bulk of scholarship funding is reserved for the top-tier student-athletes that excel in their game of choice and in the classroom. Scholarship amounts are determined after general financial aid packaging and dispersed on a need basis.
Other academic programs that work with esports: IT, Student Success, Student Affairs, Residence Life, and several academic departments

South Carolina

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Contact: Josh Sides, Director of Esports
Email: sidesj@winthrop.edu
Phone: (704) 798-1521
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: League of Legends, Valorant, Rocket League, Overwatch, Super Smash Brothers
Titles they are considering: Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Fortnite, FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K, Rainbow Six
Scholarships: Varies
Other academic programs that work with esports: Communications, Broadcasting, Video Production, Graphic Design

South Dakota

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

Contact: Connor Singhisen, Director of Esports
Email: connor.singhisen@usd.edu
Phone: (605) 670-0913
Program: Club
Titles offered: Apex, League of Legends, Rocket League, CS:GO, Overwatch, Madden, Call of Duty, Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege
Titles they are considering: FIFA, Team Fight Tactics
Scholarships: (12) $1,000 scholarships per year

Texas

Trinity Valley Community College

Athens, Texas

Contact: James Jones, Head Coach
Email: James.jones@tvcc.edu
Phone: (903) 330-3937
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Rocket League, Rainbow 6 Siege, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Valorant, Overwatch 2, LoL, Madden, FIFA, 2K, CoD Gunfight, CoD Warzone
Titles they are considering: Apex
Scholarships: $1,000 for starting athletes per semester. Scholarships are available for various manager roles such as social media, lab, stream, content creation, etc.
Other academic programs that work with esports:  Their media department takes on student workers that receive scholarships.

 

Amarillo College

Amarillo, Texas

Contact: Chris George, Esports Director
Email: esports@actx.edu
Phone: (806) 679-3519
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Rocket League, Valorant, League of Legends, Overwatch, R6 Siege, Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros.
Titles they are considering: Madden, NBA2K
Other academic programs that work with esports: Communications and Marketing, Student Life, Business, IT, Student Affairs

 

Virginia

William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

Contact: Michele King, PhD, Director of Esports
Email: mrking@wm.edu
Phone: (757) 218-2456
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Chess, FIFA, Smash, Rocket League, Overwatch, Apex, Valorant, League of Legends
Titles they are considering: CS:GO, Siege, NBA2K
Other academic programs that work with esports: W&M Esports is interdisciplinary and collaborates with Arts & Science, School of Education, and Business School. Other schools are onboarding.

 

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

Contact: Tristan Supples, Head Esports Coach
Email: esports@bridgewater.edu
Phone: (540) 828-8084
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Valorant, Rocket League, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Overwatch 2
Titles they are considering: NBA2K, Multiversus, Apex Legends, TeamFight Tactics, Hearthstone, Chess
Scholarships: Bridgewater College offers very generous merit-based scholarships to all of our eligible students. 71% of our students receive more than $30,000 in first-year scholarship and grant aid packages. Additionally, we give, on average, $28,000 in aid per student.

Wisconsin

Marian University

Fon du Lac, Wisconsin

Contact: Oswaldo Bahena, Esports Director
Email: obahena30@marianuniversity.edu
Phone: (224) 480-5791
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Valorant
Titles they are considering: Halo, Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Scholarships: Current Scholarships range from $2k-5k per year for students who are recruited into the program. 
Other academic programs that work with esports: Business Management, Sports and Recreation Management, Graphic Design

 

Carthage College

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Contact: Kevin Palmer, Director of Esports
Email: kpalmer1@carthage.edu
Phone: (262) 551-5965
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Valorant, Rocket League, Rainbow 6, Overwatch, League of Legends, FIFA, Madden, NBA2k, Fortnite, Halo Infinite, Smash Ultimate
Titles they are considering: Apex Legends, Wild Rift
Scholarships: $1,000-$4,000 scholarships based on merit, need, and team contribution estimates.
Other academic programs that work with esports: Sports management, Marketing, Communications, Business, and more.

 

Edgewood College

Madison, Wisconsin

Contact: Daniel Duchaj, Head Esports Coach and Program Director
Email: dduchaj@edgewood.edu
Phone: (608) 663-3468
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Overwatch, Rocket League, Valorant, League of Legends, Hearthstone, SSB Ult.
Titles they are considering: Call of Duty, R6, Chess
Scholarships: All students receive $2,500 for just being recruited. If the recruit is one of the top in the recruiting class, we can offer up to $6,000. 
Other academic programs that work with esports:  Our IT department is a crucial part, Athletic Marketing and Communications pays our student workers (social media, marketing, broadcasting, casting), and our Graphic Design program works with us to make graphics.

 

University of Wisconsin – River Falls

River Falls, Wisconsin

Contact: Dylan Gentilcore, Head Esports Coach
Email: dylan.gentilcore@uwrf.edu
Phone: (715) 425-4087
Program: Blended
Titles offered: League of Legends, Overwatch 2, Rainbow 6: Siege, Valorant, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Titles they are considering: Chess, Call of Duty, CSGO
Scholarships: Automatic academic scholarships
Other academic programs that work with esports: Marketing, Business

Wyoming

Northwest College

Powell, Wyoming

Contact: Chris Dugger, Esports Head Coach
Email: christopher.dugger@nwc.edu
Phone: (307) 351-3982
Program: Blended
Titles offered: Overwatch, Rocket League, Hearthstone, Call of Duty Cold War & Vanguard, NBA2K, FIFA22, Valorant, Super Smash Bros, Halo Infinite
Titles they are considering: League of Legends, Rainbow 6 Seige
Scholarships: There are Varsity Scholarships, Team Captain Scholarships, and Stream/Moderator Scholarships
Other academic programs that work with esports: The Music Department has been working with students to get pre-game music for our broadcasts.

 

Laramie County Community College

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Contact: Cindy Benites, Head Esports Coach
Email: cbenites@lccc.wy.edu
Program: Varsity
Titles offered: COD Warzone (National Champs), COD Vanguard, Super Smash Brothers, Overwatch