Several of Magic: the Gathering‘s veteran players Tim McKenna, Eric Berger, and Magic Hall of Famer Jon Finkel (who was in recent news because of a Gizmodo article by Alyssa Bereznak) have formed a new charity called Gamers Helping Gamers.
Gamers Helping Gamers exists to help “build a scholarship and mentoring program to help our fellow gamers,” because “far too many smart and talented Magic players who never quite made it through college.”
Gamers Helping Gamers will “aim to provide need based scholarships to college for promising students in the Magic community.”
College students will be able to apply for a scholarship from Gamers Helping Gamers starting this fall, and “applicants will be required to demonstrate need.”
Applications for financial aid for college will be reviewed by a a six person committee, with Chris Pikula, Bob Maher Jr, and Matthew Wang joining the aforementioned Magic: the Gathering veteransTim McKenna, Eric Berger, and Jon Finkel.
Although Gamers Helping Gamers is currently seeking 501(c)(3) status, “it has not been granted yet.” While Gamers Helping Gamers isn’t accepting donations just yet, to find out how you can contribute (financially or otherwise), please send an email to [email protected]
For more information about Gamers Helping Gamers, visit gamershelpinggamers.org.
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