First Cavs Legion GC scholarship awarded

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

Point Park University junior Zach Jenkins received the first ever Cavs Legion GC Scholarship, according to the Cavs Legion Twitter account.


“I feel so honored to be the recipient of the Cavs Legion GC scholarship,” Jenkins said. “Receiving this scholarship has shown me the value of hard work and dedication in the classroom and the importance of the strong support system around me.”


“While this is an individual achievement, it certainly does not feel that way to me. I want to thank the Rowland School of Business and all of the professors within, and also the Cavs Legion GC for providing the opportunity. It is truly an honor.”


It was announced in September 2019 that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA 2K League franchise would team up with Point Park University to create a scholarship for students who intend to further their education and aim for a career in the growing esports industry.


The scholarship is $1,000 and will be offered annually to a qualifying student from Northeast Ohio interested in a career path toward game design, business or marketing in esports.


The inaugural winner announcement surfaced just after the university’s announcement of the addition of a varsity esports team to the Pioneer Athletics Department for the fall 2020 semester. Dean of Students Keith Paylo, and Athletics personnel John Ashaolu, and Kevin Taylor agree that Point Park is leading the way for esports in the region.


Jenkins is an Aurora, Ohio native attending Point Park for business management with a minor in finance. Jenkins previously participated in the men’s cross country and track and field programs at the university.