Education is expensive. At least, in America it is. That’s why, to many people, scholarships are important – they help those that can’t or struggle to afford higher education pay for it. And, for another year, Apex Minecraft Hosting will be offering a $2,000 scholarship to a student who can write a damn good essay.

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The only limits are that you must be a United States citizen, enrolled in college or high school, and must have a 3.0 or higher GPA – other than that, it’s all down to a 500 word essay you write about the role of Minecraft as an education and career tool. It’s not even about who has the highest GPA, as long as yours is over 3.0, you’re in the running.

Last year’s winner – who was not named – focused on the computer science side of things, such as redstone circuitry being used to teach fundamentals of logic gates. You can see his full essay – as well as a few honourable mentions – over on the official announcement post.

If you’re looking to apply, you can do so at the link here. You’ve got until July 31 to get your application in, so spend a few weeks honing your essay to be the best it can be! Best of luck to those of you that do apply!

You can get a two thousand dollar scholarship just by writing about Minecraft