Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship

Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship

Escape Tactic has launched the 1st Annual Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship – a $1,000 scholarship for students in all fields related to experiential entertainment – theater, set design, art, any STEM program, or anyone who can demonstrate a passion for building or solving puzzles.


If you love puzzles as much as we do, this could be your chance to earn $1,000 for it!


How to Win the $1,000 Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship

What is this?

We’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to the US-based school of your choice.  It can be for a 4-year college, community or technical college, certificate program, or even a conference.  We’ll support you in any endeavor to further your education.


Who is eligible?

The Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship is open to anyone.  The scholarship was designed for those students studying theater, set design, art, or STEM programs, but we made it an open scholarship for anyone who can demonstrate a passion for building or solving puzzles!  Your or old, it doesn’t matter.  If you’re looking to advance your education in any way or at any level, this scholarship is for you.


Is this an annual award?

This is the first annual Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship.  While the award is a one-time $1,000 award, we plan to offer this scholarship annually moving forward.


How do I apply?

This isn’t like most scholarships.  There’s no essay to write.  Instead, we want you to show off your creativity.  Fill out the form below to apply, and as part of the application we’re asking you to submit your own puzzle to demonstrate your creative thinking skills.  Here are some examples of puzzles to get the juices flowing:

  1. Paint something with a hidden clue
  2. Design a lobby game
  3. Craft blueprints for a mechanical solution to solve a task
  4. Construct a unique way to open a lock
  5. Creating a 2D word, image, or numbers puzzle

But don’t let that constrain your creativity.  Your puzzle can be high-tech, digital, physical, or anything else.  This is your chance to show what you’ve got!


How do I improve my chances of being selected?

Put lots of thought into your puzzle.  We’re looking for people who can get it to the next level.  You can also create a video explaining why we should select you as our first Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship recipient.  Post it Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.  Extra consideration will be given to those applicants to who garner additional views and likes for their video.


When is the deadline?

The application deadline for the 2017 Escape Tactic Scholarship is December 31st, 2017.  The $1,000 scholarship prize will be award by February 1st, 2018 for use in the 2018 school year.


How will I know if I won?

If you’re selected to be the 2017 recipient of the Escape Tactic Scholarship we’ll notify you via email of your award and post it on our Facebook page.


How will the winner be chosen?

All applications will be reviewed by the Escape Tactic ownership team and evaluated for qualification based on the creativity of their puzzle and the other criteria listed on this page.


How will the scholarship be awarded?

There will be one grand prize winner of the Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship.  The winner shall receive a $1,000 scholarship designated to be used exclusively for educational advancement.  Payment shall be made directly to the institution of further education on behalf of the winner.


What if I have an issue?

If you have issues uploading your puzzle or other questions, you can email  us at Please include your full contact information so we can connect your email with your application.

First Name:*
Last Name:*
Area of Study:*
Desired School:*
Upload Puzzle:*

 Be sure to include a description and answer for your puzzle.
 Your puzzle must be uniquely yours and not a copy from another source.

About Escape Tactic

Escape Tactic is the creator of 6 highly immersive escape rooms in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Their founders love puzzles, creativity, and thrilling people with brain games that excite.  They enjoy using the escape-the-room games to help people escape-the-norm.  This is the first year for the Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship but certainly not the last!

Important Information

By submitting your application, you agree to let Escape Tactic, LLC, use your puzzle concept in any way, including but not limited to, in an escape room, posting it online, or publishing the puzzle for our guests or web visitors.  It will become the intellectual property of Escape Tactic, LLC.  If you do not want your puzzle submission to be used, please do not apply for the Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship.

Escape Tactic, LLC, reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the Escape Tactic Puzzle Scholarship.  The recipient of the scholarship shall be determined at the sole discretion of Escape Tactic, LLC.