If you are an aspiring Axie Infinity player but don’t want to invest money on the game yet, scholarships are a great way to start.
In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to apply for a scholarship and start playing Axie Infinity for free.
Become an Axie Scholar and start playing for free
As an Axie scholar, your sponsor will provide you a starter team of 3 Axies. You’ll then be able to start playing the game and earn SLPs for both you and your manager—all without even taking out your wallet!
But what’s the catch? Well, after all, managers who run scholarships invested a lot of time, money and effort into their Axie teams.
They need to make sure that the scholars they hire are trustworthy and deserving of running their Axie teams efficiently.
Here’s a quick guide we made that explains what Axie Scholarships are all about and how it works.
Tips on How to Apply for an Axie Infinity Scholarship
If you are an aspiring scholar, here are some tips on how to apply for a scholarship in Axie Infinity:
1. Do not spam direct messages
As you can probably imagine, managers receive a LOT of messages every day begging for scholarships and free Axies.
If you spam a lot of chat messages or DMs, you will only increase the chances of you getting blocked by a potential sponsor.
This should probably go without saying, but always be respectful, polite and never use foul language and derogatory remarks.
2. Be unique and personal
Do not send out generic copy-and-paste spammy messages like “Sir, I am X from Y country, please give me a scholarship!”
Address the manager by his/her name and show that you are a genuine person who genuinely wants to play the game and contribute to the community.
If you’ve found a manager/guild who are looking for scholars, interact with them as you would to a friend that you’re trying to have a conversation with.
If the manager is a content creator such as a Twitch streamer or a YouTuber that you’ve been following, tell them about it and what you love about their content. (But don’t lie!)
Otherwise you will only look like a spammy troll on the internet and no one wants to give Axie scholarships to random strangers!
3. Do not beg for a scholarship
A scholarship is earned by building relationships and engaging with the community, not by begging.
Do not give out a pity story in your application, such as saying “please hire me because I need to feed my family!”
These are huge turn-offs for managers and will only lessen your chances of being accepted.
4. Build relationships and engage with the community
Make yourself known within the community, whether it’s on Twitter, the Axie Discord server, or your local Facebook group community.
Use your personal/legitimate social media profiles with your actual names and profile photos and get yourself out there.
Again, the goal is to not look like a random troll who just wants free Axies and free money.
5. Reach out to friends, family, or coworkers
The easiest way to get a scholarship is from people you already know and trust. This includes your friends, family, and even coworkers and schoolmates.
The converse is probably the same, too: scholarship managers would most likely prefer giving out their free axies to their friends and family.
6. Learn more about the game
If you are an absolute beginner, make sure to brush up on your knowledge about the game first!
Managers would prefer to give scholarships to people who are already knowledgeable about the game over those who have zero idea about how to play.
Watch a few YouTube videos or read up some guides and articles about Axie Infinity.
Better yet, learn about cryptocurrency economics and blockchain technology!
7. Use your skills to bring something to the table
If you want to go the extra mile and a guarantee that you will stand out from the rest, use your skills and talents to contribute something to the community.
If you are able to create content and add value to the Axie player base, this will show your dedication and passion for the game.
Are you a graphic designer? Offer to create logos and banners for the scholarship guild.
Are you a software developer? Offer to build a small website or tool that can help fellow Axie players.
Are you a good writer? Create guides and blog posts.
All these efforts will not only increase your chances of earning a scholarship, it will also help beginners and even veteran players alike.
Scholarships are perfect for players who are not yet ready to spend a single buck on the game.
But applying for one is not a walk in the park.
Before you can start playing Axie Infinity for free, make sure to stand out from all other scholarship applicants!