Robert Morris University (RMU) announced this week its plans to offer athletic scholarships to qualifying League of Legends players as part of its first eSports team.
The city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.
While the city’s teachers’ strike continues, the 11,000 student-athletes attending Chicago Public Schools can’t play, after the Illinois High School Association denied the district’s request for a waiver to allow for games and practices during the walkout.
The children of immigrants, both legal and illegal, would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs under legislation approved Monday.
Would eliminating college athletic scholarships be a good thing? Consumer advocate Ralph Nader would like to see this move made.
Nader is calling for the elimination of college athletic scholarships, saying the move is necessary to “de-professionalize” college athletes.
Students seeking state aid to pay for college next year have until Sunday night to apply for a MAP grant, Illinois’ largest need-based college scholarship program.