Indiana Brothers Receive Esports Scholarships From Manchester University

12 September 2023

National Video Game Day is September 12 - and for two brothers, video games have been more than just a way to pass the time. It will help fund their college education.

Garrett and Gabriel Armstrong, of Rochester, are two recent Indiana Digital Learning School (INDLS) graduates that signed to be a part of Manchester University’s Esports team for the 2023 fall semester. The brothers, one graduating early, received academic scholarships for $22,000 per year, as well as Esports scholarships for $3,000 per year. In addition, they both graduated high school at INDLS with a certification in Cybersecurity.

Esports are multiplayer video games that are played at a club or professional level. As students of INDLS, Garrett and Gabriel were able to compete in the Indiana State Esports Network, which is a ranked competitive Esports Team and Club. Both were champions this past season in League of Legends, as well as Stride National Champions in League of Legends and Valorant for multiple seasons in a row. INDLS takes pride in providing its students with opportunities to work with others on a team, even in a virtual setting, and helping them get into games that will connect them with college recruiters, like those at Manchester University.

Now, the Armstrong brothers will continue their success in gaming at Manchester University, where they will compete in The National Association of Collegiate Esports and be on a team that has been the Champion of the Great Lakes Esports Conference for three consecutive years.

For more information about INDLS and its Esports program or Garrett and Gabriel’s Esports background, please contact Ken Schwartz, [email protected].

About Indiana Digital Learning School

Indiana Digital Learning School (INDLS) is an online public-school program of the Union School Corporation, serving students across the state of Indiana. INDLS is tuition-free and provides families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build skills for their future. For more information about INDLS, visit


Ken Schwartz, [email protected]