Eastern Michigan University first-year student surprised with a $10000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation – EMU Today

Eastern Michigan University first-year student surprised with a $10000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation – EMU Today


Mia Cusenza
Mia Cusenza

YPSILANTI—Mia Cusenza, a first-year student at Eastern Michigan University pursuing a degree in cybersecurity, was recently surprised with a $10,000 scholarship from the Gen.G Foundation to help subsidize her tuition at Eastern Michigan University. 

Gen.G is a global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the United States and Asia. Last year, Gen.G and Eastern Michigan University announced a first-of-its-kind partnership in Michigan to initiate a multi-year esports program. 

Cusenza was surprised with the scholarship gift during what she believed to be a final interview session, via Zoom, as part of the scholarship application process. View the video to see the entire interview and surprise.

As part of the scholarship, Cusenza will have access to exclusive career and mentorship programming from Gen.G as a member of the new scholarship class. 

“Mia is a bright student with a passion for gaming and technology,” said Charles Spencer, Eastern Michigan University assistant director of esports and programming. “She’s driven to learn and has already been such a valuable addition to EMU Esports as she is on our Valorant team as we continue to grow our esports team and presence around the country.”

A total of 11 college students from around the country were chosen to receive the scholarship which focuses on supporting women, people of color, and low income students enrolled in a U.S. university or college who are interested in gaming, esports, entrepreneurship, journalism or content creation. 

“We are so excited to introduce our second class of Gen.G Foundation scholarship
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