Competition for scholarships is grouped into a series of 75 day rounds.  Players will compete against the entire ScholarGamers.com community to generate the highest cumulative scores for 45 days.  A time limit of 20 minutes is imposed on each competition. Within 30 days, the 15 players with the highest scores are flown to Disney’s BoardWalk Resort to compete head-to-head for the scholarships.  The first round of competition kicks off November 1, with participants playing for a $10,000 first prize.  Each of the 15 finalists will receive scholarship money, in the form of 529 plan contributions that can be used towards educational expenses. Scholarships will only be awarded to middle-and high-school students, aged 13 and above.  Competition rounds will repeat every 45 days, for a total of 120 planned scholarship opportunities in the next year.

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