NACON teams up with The University Network to offer $20,000 RIG Future Academy scholarship

NACON teams up with The University Network to offer $20,000 RIG Future Academy scholarship

Open for applications now, four students will receive $5,000 each

Nacon Gaming announced the RIG Future Academy scholarship on Sept 9, in partnership with The University Network, is open for student applications across the United States. Four students have the chance to receive $5,000 each, and five runners-up will each receive a GEAR UP college pack.

Watch the RIG Future Academy Scholarship Video here:

RIG Future Academy Scholarship

Jack Reynolds, President of NACON Gaming Inc., said NACON and its RIG brand of competitive gaming accessories are proud to support students and scholastics. “The RIG Future Academy scholarship embraces our core values. RIG empowers players to improve gaming performance and now supports their academic advancements as well. Gaming is sport and to win, you have to play, practice, and study hard,” said Reynolds.

Peter Corrigan, CEO of The University Network, said that the RIG scholarship aligns perfectly with the company’s mission statement. “The University Network was created to help students successfully navigate their college careers by providing help and advice. We help students find the scholarships that are right for them – which is why we’re thrilled to be teaming up with NACON to offer the RIG Future Academy Scholarship,” said Corrigan.


To apply, students will need to visit the RIG Future Academy scholarship page and answer the prompt: How has gaming helped you in academics? Applicants can respond in a short 300-word essay or in a two-minute video shared on social media, tag @RIGGaming and then use the #RIGFutureAcademy hashtag.



Scholarship Amount: Four (4) U.S. $5,000 scholarships to be awarded.

Eligible Recipients: High school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students in accredited U.S. colleges and universities who reside in the United States.

Scholarship Prompt: Students can apply in one of two ways:

Essay – Write an essay of 300 words or more describing how gaming has helped you in academics; or

Video – Create a 1-2 minute video on how gaming has helped you in academics, share it on social media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter) tag @RIGGaming and use the #RIGFutureAcademy hashtag.

Students can only apply once; multiple entries will be disqualified.

Scholarship Deadline: November 30, 2021.

For more information, check out the RIG Future Academy scholarship page.

About RIG

RIG is a premium gaming accessory brand and the leader in tournament audio for professional gaming. RIG introduced the first stadium-class esports headset in 2012 and is trusted by sound stage professionals, team coaches and pro players during league and live events worldwide. The brand’s mission is to develop next generation gear for competitive gamers, esports players and live streamers. In 2020, RIG was acquired by NACON, a leading video game developer and designer of premium gaming accessories, including the Compact and Revolution series of controllers for console and PC.


NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 10 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market, enabling it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages.

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