Welcome to this post, where we are going to see everything you need to know about Axie Infinity scholarships and how to get one to be able to play, without having to invest money.
Axie Infinity scholarships are given by the Axie community to players who don’t have the resources or the initial investment to start playing. The person with the scholarship will be able to play and share with the person who has given him/her the scholarship the SLP generated by playing. Therefore, the person with the scholarship will be able to play and earn SLP tokens without the need to buy Axies to play. The function of the scholarships has appeared due to the fact that you can only play from one account per person, and this has led to the appearance of the scholarships.
Where people with resources offer the possibility of playing Axie to other people, in exchange for sharing the percentage that each one believes appropriate between the person with the scholarship and the one who provides the resources.
First, let’s see how you can create your own scholarships and start earning more money without playing Axie, and then some tips on how to get your first scholarship and play without investing.
How to start your own scholarship program
Let’s take a step-by-step look at what you need to do to create your own scholarship program, and earn money without playing. The main idea is to create an account for your scholarship holder, and transfer the axies to this account, so he/she can play and earn SLP. As the person will only have access to the account and not to the wallet, he/she will not be able to withdraw the SLP or the Axies you have and have deposited in this account.
It is usual to agree on a 50% split for each party, but this depends on each person and the scholarship he/she wants to offer. With this short explanation, let’s go into more detail.
Create another wallet
Although you can connect your main wallet to your other accounts for the scholarship recipients, it is advisable to create another metamask and ronin account for each scholarship, in order to have it better organized. To do this, click on the button at the top right in metamask, and click on create an account, indicate the name of the person of the scholarship, or some name to distinguish which account it is, and that’s it. You will now have another metamask account to use in Axie Infinity.
The same happens with the Ronin wallet, where going to the options, we can create another account and have a new Ronin account to use for our scholarship recipient. I recommend you to have one account per grantee, because, on the contrary, if you put together the different grantees in one wallet it can be confusing to calculate the earnings and the distribution afterwards.
Although this is not essential if you have one or few grantees, it is very important if you plan on growing your team. I recommend you to have an Excel sheet with each grantee, with aspects such as the name, the wallet of each grantee, the account and password, and the share you have with him/her.
This can help you a lot to locate and know at all times which account belongs to each one, and not to get confused between wallets when you have several accounts created. In addition to note which axies you have in each wallet, and which ones are good to breed and get even more Axies. This is up to each one, but this kind of information in a spreadsheet can be very useful and avoid many confusions.
Create an account
In the same way you created an account to start playing, we will have to create an account for our scholarship holder, who will then be given the information to log in. But first, change the metamask and Ronin wallet to the new account you created, and connect it to Axie Infinity.
With the wallets connected, the next thing to do is to create an account and password with an email address for your grantee. A little trick if you are going to make many accounts, and don’t want to use a different email each time, Gmail allows you to link all the same emails if you put a + and a number before the @. Let’s say we have [email protected], we will receive the confirmation email at [email protected] So you can use the same email with +1,+2,+3,+4, etc. to receive the confirmation email in the same email and not have many different emails for each account.
With the account created, the next step is to transfer the Axies to your new account. To do this, we will go to the wallet and account where we have the Axies, usually our main account. There, we will go to inventory, and Axies.
Open the Ronin wallet and switch to the account for the scholarship holder, click on copy at the top right, and copy the account. Now we switch back to our main Ronin account where we have the Axies.
Now click on the Axie we want to transfer, and click on gift. Here we paste the Ronin wallet address we copied, and check that it is the correct address. The last thing you want is to send your Axies to the wrong address. With the address verified, we click on gift, and in a few minutes we can log in with the account where we have sent the Axie, and see the Axie we have sent in the inventory.
Do this process with the other Axies you want to send on the scholarship account and you’re done.
Send the information to your grantee
The last step is to talk to the person you have decided to grant the scholarship with the account ready to start playing at any time. Always be clear about the pact and the distribution of SLP that you are going to make and how often. And with that said, the only thing left to do is to send your account information so that they can start playing.
Never send the information of your wallet as the seed phrase or password of your wallet, since the only access you give him is to the game, but not to the wallet. So he will not be able to withdraw the Axies to another account or the SLPs you have earned.
How to get a scholarship
If you are looking for a scholarship, the best way to get one is to search the Axie Infinity community for different people who offer scholarships and fill out applications. You can search youtube or twittter for different words like Axie Infinity scholarships or schoolarships and filter by most recent. That way you can see the latest people who have posted something scholarship related, and you can contact them either by DM or on the application form they have included.
It’s a matter of timing and numbers to be able to find a person who will give you a scholarship. Since a lot of times, on the people who offer larger scholarships, they get thousands of applications. So I recommend joining the Axie Infinity telegram and discord groups, and Axie Infinity scholarship groups to find out when new scholarships come out and be able to apply to get into one.
Also follow Axie Infinity scholarship accounts on twitter to find out when new scholarships are available to apply for. If you get a scholarship, make sure you get a good deal and receive a ratio similar to 50% to play.
I hope this has helped you to learn more in detail how scholarships work at Axie Infinity and that you can get one. Remember, if you don’t have an account with binance, just below you will be able to create one.