The Roachy Scholarship Fund

The Roachy Fund Scholarship was established to honor Alan Roach, a loved and respected leader in the toy and game industry. Alan's two passions in life, to "make art and play games", serves as the basis for the scholarship program.

The Roachy Fund Scholarship will support college students pursuing a career in art and/or game development. Scholarship applications will be available in February 2020, with the first scholarships being awarded in June of 2020. 

The Roachy Scholarship Fund has partnered with the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) and their 501(c)3 charitable organization, the ASTRA Foundation. The Roachy Fund will award two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each in June 2020. Please complete the attached application form and send all required materials to The Roachy Fund no later than April 15, 2020. Completed applications can be submitted via:

Email Mail The Roachy Fund/Roachy Family
116 Governor Bradford Drive
Barington, RI 0286


Who is Alan Roach?

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The scholarship was established to honor Alan Roach, a loved and respected leader in the toy and game industry. Alan's love for art and playing games started at a young age as he collected comic books and drew cartoons for a local newspaper. During his college years, he attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design. In 1992, Alan began what would be a 23-year career with Hasbro Games, where he found his true passion for both designing and playing games. In 2015 he took his many years of industry expertise with him and joined a long time friend and mentor at Grand Prix International, a manufacturer and developer of tabletop games.

Alan’s creativity and love for games brought so much joy to the world. He was filled with eternal enthusiasm for gaming, laughing and life itself. Even in sickness, Alan never lost his sense of humor and desire to make every day as fun as possible. In the final months of his life, Alan shared that all he really wanted to do was to “make art and play games.” The Roachy Fund Scholarship was established to help others who share his passions and to honor his legacy.